Easy Spicy Shrimp

I am always in the mood for a good spicy shrimp dinner and if I am not ordering take out, then I am making it at home.  Honestly, this way tastes much better and is very easy and quick {more affordable also}.

Spicy Shrimp


1 Pound Raw Shrimp {peeled and de-vained} OR you can do that yourself
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce {low sodium}
1 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce {this is HOT, so I start out with this amount and adjust if I want more}
2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
2 Teaspoons Rice Wine OR you can substitute with a dry pale sherry
1/4 Teaspoon Stevia OR sugar {Stevia is much sweeter than sugar} read about Stevia before using}
Fresh Garlic Cloves {this will vary depending on how much garlic you want}
1 Scallion Finely Chopped
1/2 Carrot Shredded or Julienned
Fresh Ginger {grated} OR 2 Teaspoons Ginger Powder
Rice or Potato Starch {Optional to thicken}
Rice {Optional}


Spicy Shrimp


Rinse and clean your shrimp.  Leave the tail on if you prefer.
Combine your soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, fresh ginger and stevia in a bowl and set aside.
Drizzle your EVOO in pan and add your fresh garlic, heat quickly and then add your shrimp.  Cook until pink on both sides.
Add your soy sauce mixture and fold with the shrimp and garlic keeping to medium heat.
*Optional*  Add your rice or potato starch mixture to thicken your sauce.  I did this because it covered the shrimp better.
Serve warm either on top of rice or alone and top with your green scallions and carrots.

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*NOTES* for this recipe.  Go easy with the chili sauce as you can add more.  Go easy with your sweetener if using Stevia, it is far more sweet than regular sugar.  You can always adjust the recipe to your taste.

This is a pretty basic recipe that can be made with many options and tweeks. 

Do you order take out? 
Do you notice if you order take out during the winter/holiday season more than any other time of the year?
Do you have a favorite take out recipe?

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  1. Yum!! This looks so tasty and so much better than takeout!
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  2. The rest of my family loves shrimp-the spicier the better!
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  3. That looks great ! I like meals that look and quick and yummy! The hubby and I do eat out a lot it seems but we never really do takeout. Thanks for a new dinner idea!
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  4. This looks amazing!!

  5. Nom nom nom – that looks so yummy! I love shrimp, thanks for sharing!

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