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Ginger Shrimp Stirfry

When it comes to cooking, I hardly ever follow a recipe – like this Ginger Shrimp Stirfry. I often give it a quick read, making a mental note of the spices, and then just play by instinct. But baking, now that’s a whole different post altogether! Coming back to cooking, apart from my daily ritual of pouring through endless mounds of paper scattered all over my floor, I also make time to decide what would be on the day’s menu. Some days, I plan in advance, like say the night before, while most other days, I go by my mood.

Recipe for Ginger-Chilli Shrimp taken from www.hookedonheat.com. Visit site for detailed recipe.

Take today, for instance, I woke up craving for a shrimp stirfry. While I don’t often cook seafood, I do, however, have tons of recipe ideas for them. And today was just the day to try one out. As I sipped my morning cuppa and went through my regular rounds of email, I heard a little voice in my head – Ginger Shrimp Stirfry!


As I read an email from a fabulous lady requesting me to review her latest cookbook, I heard it again – Ginger Shrimp Stirfry! Half an hour later, drooling over an episode of Ina‘s where she made the most delicious looking lemon loaf, there it was again – Ginger Shrimp Stirfry!

By the time it was mid-morning, I could take it no longer and set off to cook myself some lunch – and I knew just what I was going to make!

Ginger Shrimp Stirfry

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com

Ingredients

  • 15-20 large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 medium onion finely sliced
  • 1 tsp crushed red chilli flakes
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • chopped green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • Marinate shrimp with turmeric, chilli powder and lime juice for 20 minutes. Fry in a bit of oil till crisp on both sides. Set aside.
  • Heat remaining oil and saute ginger till fragrant. Add onions and fry for a few minutes till tender and pink.
  • Add in chilli flakes, salt, tomato paste and soy sauce, and stir-fry for a few minutes till it starts to give out oil from the sides. Add shrimp, and stir fry for a minute or two blending spices well.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and serve alongside plain rice and a large pitcher of ice-cold water.

If you like this recipe, then you will surely like my Shrimp Sambal.

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41 Comments

  • Reply
    udi
    January 25, 2010

    5 stars
    what a hell of a gr8 dish!u know just the name did it….as
    i heard it i knew i had 2 try this out…n i did…it waz awesome.
    i added a bit of capsicum n a bit spring onion..it was good yaar…

  • Reply
    Michele
    January 18, 2010

    5 stars
    I just had the most wonderful meal last night at Chinese Mirch, in midtown Manhattan, and am on the prowl for Indo-Chinese recipes. This looks like what they’re calling Shrimp Manchurian. I’m going to make it tonight!! What a wonderful blog this is!

  • Reply
    AmandaonMaui
    July 9, 2009

    5 stars
    My boyfriend loved this dish. It was like fancy plate lunch. I’ll make it again in the future.

  • Reply
    Naureen
    January 29, 2009

    5 stars
    Very Tasty! Please post more prawns recipes..I will greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much!

  • Reply
    brindha
    May 16, 2008

    5 stars
    YUM YUM YUM! AWESOME FOOD. ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHRIMP RECIPES. LOVE IT SO MUCH. SO SIMPLE YET MOUTHWATERING………….. IAM DROOLING JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! THANKS.

  • Reply
    Mona
    December 9, 2007

    5 stars
    Hi Meena, I tried this recipe of yours yesterday, and i used ginger-garlic paste ninstead of just ginger, and used only half of a onion. It was delicious !!! One of the most best shrimp recipes i have ever come across, Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    dyslexia
    November 8, 2007

    5 stars
    Holy crap. I just made this. It was amazing! A huge hit at our house. The two of us devoured the whole thing. I am glad I did not make any more than I did, or we’d have eaten that, too. So, so good. Thanks for this–you’re a Foodie Rockstar! \m/

  • Reply
    Shannon
    August 21, 2007

    5 stars
    I took this recipe home to try out on my kids (my toughest critics). I feared it might be on the spicy side for them so I added coconut milk to my basmati to balance it out. I almost never follow a recipe to the tea, but I did in this case. I am SO GLAD. It is divine, absolutely wonderful. My nine-year-old had seconds. I am cooking this for my clients tonight and I know they will love it as much as my family and I do. I am so glad to have found a site where they aren’t afraid to add some flavour to the recipes. It’s also super quick. I love you Meena!

  • Reply
    shy
    July 9, 2007

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,

    I tried this recipe last week and it was delicious! This has become one of our favourite Shrimp recipies now πŸ™‚ My next venture would be to try your Pepper Chicken…yummm!
    Thanks so much.

  • Reply
    Christy
    June 8, 2007

    5 stars
    We just added this to our ever-growing list of favourites from your recipes. I really don’t know what I would do without all your recipes now, as I look for inspiration on a weekly basis. Your food is becoming a staple in our house.

    Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Andy
    May 7, 2007

    5 stars
    Hi Meena

    I have tried so many Indian recipes from the internet but never liked the end result. The final product never looked like the picture. Yesterday I tried this recipe and my husband enjoyed it.

    I have become hooked to your site ever since and will try a lot more recipes.
    Thanks

  • Reply
    Anu
    April 18, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena,

    I tried this a few times and its a big Hit at our place!!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  • Reply
    Bacsweet
    March 13, 2007

    5 stars
    Hi Meena

    I have been hooked on your blog ever since I came across your recipe for palak paneer while surfing the net. Didn’t end up making it, but tried this, whoa it turned out great. had the touch of a sweet and sour kinda taste.

  • Reply
    Jaded
    March 8, 2007

    5 stars
    I tried this last night. Another hit! I cut down on the amount of chili flakes since I knew this would be a spicy dish and it turned out wonderful. My husband loved it and kept on giving me a thumbs up as he scarfed it down.

    I’m fortunate enough to have an Indian grocery store nearby so I bought some cardamom pods for future use.

  • Reply
    Flipkeat
    March 7, 2007

    5 stars
    Wow this looks terrific..I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!!

  • Reply
    mahek
    February 28, 2007

    5 stars
    hi
    you have a great blog which is well organised and photographed
    your photos are so realistic that i can’t stop myself from putting my hand out to eat those scrumptious prawns.
    i am definetly going to try this recipe.
    Thanks for your contribution to the food world
    i wanted to know what is ‘tomato paste’ is it cooked tomato paste or raw tomato paste or can i use the carton of tomato puree that you get.

  • Reply
    Nisha
    February 26, 2007

    5 stars
    I tried this yesterday, came out pretty good. I messed up on the frying shrimp part, cause all their water came out and I really could’t ‘fry’ it. And, I used too little shrimp. I think you mean 25 shrimps meaning big large shrimps.

  • Reply
    Jody
    February 26, 2007

    5 stars
    These were great! Made them for me and friends as a weekend start, just delicious – thanks.

  • Reply
    Ricky
    February 23, 2007

    5 stars
    The shrimps came out great for me. Thank You once again… πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Jay
    February 23, 2007

    5 stars
    I tried this Shrimp recipe last night. I made it for one and I think I used too little oil and too much tomato paste, but it was good. I’ll try again with the rest of my shrimp this weekend. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Nisha
    February 20, 2007

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe. it is delicious .Thank you.

  • Reply
    Paige
    February 17, 2007

    5 stars
    This is now on the top of my “Roommate is gone, so I can cook seafood” list. I can’t wait for supper tomorrow night!

  • Reply
    Mishmash!
    February 16, 2007

    5 stars
    Hi Meena, Came here thru Dining Hall and What a beautiful blog u got here!!! Yummy recipes, awesome pictures and lovely presentation. A visual treat !! No wonder you got nominated for the best blog πŸ™‚ All the best. I’ll be coming here more often to try ur recipes:)

    Have a great weekend
    Shn.

  • Reply
    sumitha
    February 16, 2007

    5 stars
    Hey Meena I did make this yesterday for dinner and hubby and me LOVED it, Thanks a bunch! I loved the flavour of ginger with the shrimps!

  • Reply
    Rimpi
    February 16, 2007

    5 stars
    Meen this looks so tempting…& I love shrimps….will definitely try this. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    stefanie
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    hi Meena, I voted for you for the indibloggies! good luck! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Amit
    February 15, 2007

    Hi Meenakshi,

    Excellent site. Thanks.
    -Amit

  • Reply
    Gini
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    Congrats on the nomination.
    I have the same routine too. Cuppa tea here though, and browsing recipes till my eyes water and then some more. Shrimps look delicious!

  • Reply
    sandeepa
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena, came here from the Indiblogger nominations. Your blog is simply “WOW”. Haven’t yet gone through much recipes, but am stumped by the layout and the design and how good the page looks.
    Congrats and this IS really a great blog!

  • Reply
    Soulkadi
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    You have a very well-designed blog and the recipes all sound great. I love the clean look of your blog and the uniform look to all the photos…the food always stands out. Great job and good luck with the awards! Can’t wait to try all your recipes.

  • Reply
    Zandria
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    Hearing voices in your head? Be afraid…be very afraid! πŸ™‚ It could be worse, I guess. Especially since your voices are giving you ideas for food!

    I like the sound of your morning ritual, by the way. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    TS
    February 15, 2007

    Meena,

    Congratulations on being nominated! Love the new look of your site.

    Cheers,TS

  • Reply
    Meeta
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    Looks really great. The best thing is I have everything at home to make this.

  • Reply
    MeltingWok
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena, ooohh srhimpylicious indeed πŸ™‚ You just reminded me another great shrimp recipe. I did this before using all your listed ingredients, except I’ve substituted the red chilli powder with paprika for the more subtle taste and serrano chilis, which is very flavorful. Thanks for sharing, cheers !:)

  • Reply
    sumitha
    February 15, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena WOW! The pic is perfect! Will definitely try this soon, maybe for tonight’s dinner!Congratulations on being nominated too!

  • Reply
    Manjula
    February 14, 2007

    5 stars
    I came here thro the Indibloggies! Wow..u have an awesome blog here.
    Congrats on being the Best Food blog in the Indibloggies list.

  • Reply
    Shehzad
    February 14, 2007

    That looks amazing.

  • Reply
    February
    February 14, 2007

    5 stars
    It looks great.

  • Reply
    Rachel
    February 14, 2007

    5 stars
    You are lucky if you get to do that morning ritual every day! That is my weekend ritual. Do you ever just get hungry or tired after going through them all and end up taking a nap instead of cooking? That happens to me sometime πŸ™‚

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    Paz
    February 14, 2007

    5 stars
    Yum! If it weren’t snowing with sleet and rain, I’d go out and buy some shrimps to try this recipe. I’ll have to save the recipe for another day.

    Paz

  • Reply
    Pamela
    February 14, 2007

    5 stars
    Mmmmmm yum!! Some of my favourite ingredients all on one plate!!

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