Aromatic Stir-Fried Shrimp for Two

Published April 12, 2007.

Why this recipe works:

When developing our shrimp stir-fry, we discovered a few tricks for obtaining perfectly cooked shrimp in a flavorful, lightly thickened sauce: partially butterflying large shrimp (accomplished by deveining) and then cooking them for a mere minute, adding plenty of aromatics right at the end,… read more

When developing our shrimp stir-fry, we discovered a few tricks for obtaining perfectly cooked shrimp in a flavorful, lightly thickened sauce: partially butterflying large shrimp (accomplished by deveining) and then cooking them for a mere minute, adding plenty of aromatics right at the end, and adding cornstarch with the liquid.

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Serves 2

If you have extra time, replace the water in the recipe below with a quick shrimp broth made by simmering the shrimp shells with 1/3 cup water in a covered saucepan for about 10 minutes; strain out the shells and reserve 1/4 cup broth for stir-fry recipe.

Ingredients

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