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Published: Wednesday, 5/7/2014

Dinner Tonight: Garlic Shrimp

The recipe developers for the Thai Kitchen Cookbook write: "Garlic lovers, here's your dish! Takes just a few minutes to prepare, for a simple and delicious stir-fry."


Garlic Shrimp

Slightly adapted from the Thai Kitchen Cookbook: The Essential Guide to Thai Cooking, edited by Cynthia Lawrence and published by Epicurean International.

  • 12 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 sprigs of green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • fresh cilantro, for optional garnish

In a bowl, mix together shrimp, garlic, fish sauce, pepper, and sugar. In a wok or skillet, heat oil over high heat until oil is hot. Add shrimp mixture into wok and stir fry quickly until shrimp turn orange-pink in color, about 1-2 minutes. Add green onions and ginger. Stir fry for an additional 30 seconds. Serve over rice, topped with cilantro if desired.

Serves 2.

Have a recipe that is fast and healthy? Send it to food@theblade or Dinner Tonight, The Blade, 541 N. Superior St., Toledo, OH 43660.

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