Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry
Shrimp, stir-fried with pepper, garlic, and scallions, makes a speedy, spicy main dish.
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- Servings: 4
Photography: Jean Cazals
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3/4 teaspoon sugar
- 4 scallions, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced diagonally (about 1/4 cup), plus dark-green parts, thinly sliced lengthwise, for garnish
- Lime wedges, for serving
Heat oil in a wok or a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about 2 minutes.
Add shrimp; cook, stirring constantly, until shrimp are opaque, about 5 minutes. Add pepper, salt, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Stir in scallions. Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with more scallions, and serve with lime wedges.