Stir-frying is a smart shortcut to a healthy dinner in 20 minutes or less.

Everyday Food, January/February 2010


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


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  • Heat a large skillet or wok over high until hot. Add oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add shrimp and stir until almost entirely pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add scallions and stir until bright green, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water. Cook, scraping up any browned bits from skillet, about 1 minute. Season with salt and serve over rice.



To make this recipe as prepared on "The Martha Stewart Show," use only 1 bunch scallions.


Reviews (4)

60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 6
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@above_ rubies: I have an electric stove with two burners that work (occasionally) on high; when you turn them down to simmer they just go off. All you need to make this dish is a surface that will stay on high and a large skillet, preferably a non-stick one. Stir-fry is just quick cooking on high heat, stirring constantly. Don't give up so easily! Just be sure to do your prep ahead of time, so everything's ready when you need it (mis-en-place). Hope this helps. A sister & mother of 2 chefs.
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I thought this would be bland, as well. Far from it! Quick, easy, attractive and very flavorful :)
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I thought this would be a bit bland since there wasn't really a sauce and I didn't want to add soy sauce. I was pleasantly surprised though, it was a really satisfying dish. The lemon added great flavor to the scallions and the garlic wasn't overpowering. I suggest adding thin wheat noodles to the wok for the last 30 seconds and serving.
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This looks so good! I wish I could make it but I have a flat top electric stove. :( I told my husband I would like a gas stove when this one quits and he said we have no gas hookup. So I guess I'm out of luck.