Stir-Fried Shrimp Recipe

This stir-fried shrimp dish has a tasty sauce!

This stir-fried shrimp recipe is quick and easy. It makes use of the popular Taiwanese three-cup sauce: it isn’t just for chicken! Try it with shrimp, calamari, or fish fillets, too.

Stir-Fried Shrimp Recipe

Isi Laureano
This stir-fried shrimp dish has a tasty sauce!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 to 5


Stir-Fried Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup sesame oil, divided
  • 1 kilo Shrimp large, trimmed
  • 10 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 5 2-inch pieces ginger sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup Light soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup white rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups Thai basil fresh
  • rice or rice noodles to serve


  • Heat ¼ cup sesame oil in a large wok. Stir-fry shrimps until they change color and are crisp on the outside, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 1 more minute.
  • Pour in remaining sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice wine. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar then basil. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with rice or rice noodles.
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