Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Garlic Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry ~ IF I CAN DREAM ~ WEEK 3

by Food Flirt 90210
This is a simple stir fry to make with a little bit of exotic mixed in ... just the way life should be :) Enjoy!

Garlic Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry

Serves 5-7

1.5 - 2 lbs large shrimp, tails removed and de-veined(defrost if frozen)
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or sake
2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce


1.5 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
4 tablespoons white rice vinegar or sake
1.5 teaspoons sesame oil

2 teaspoons salt or soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar

1/3 cup + 4 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oi
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red or green jalapeno, diced very small (remove seeds)
3 tablespoons ginger, minced
1/2 cup scallions, sliced thin
pinch salt
pinch sugar
6 cups of your favorite stir fry veggies, sliced or chopped
Tonight I'm using:
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup edamame, shelled
2 cups shiitake mushrooms, chopped or sliced
1 cup snap pead
1 cup asparagus, chopped into inch long pieces

1.  In small bowl whisk together egg whites, vinegar, flour or cornstarch and soy sauce. Add shrimp to bowl. Cover and marinade for 30 minutes to 1 hour, refrigerated.

2. In bowl mix all ingredients for sauce. Set near wok or frying pan.

3. Heat 1/3 cup oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook about 2 minutes. Transfer to plate, pour out oil and wipe down wok.

4. Heat wok over high, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 4 tablespoons oil, garlic, jalapeno, ginger, scallions, salt and sugar. Stir fry for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-high and add veggies beginning with the ones that take longer to cook. Stir-fry until crisp and tender but not mushy! About 5-8 minutes depending on what veggies you use.

5. Add the shrimp and sauce and stir until sauce is thick and veggies and protein are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Garnish with cilantro or crushed peanuts. Serve over brown or white coconut rice.

I will try to post the pot sticker and rice recipes tonight! Thanks for being patient.




  1. I think your recipes are great, I do have a suggestion. If you want to be taken serious and want to be hired as a personal chef or your own show. You should change the way you dress. If you look the part you will be taken serious. Go out and purchase a chef jacket and wear you hair back. Looking professional will take you far. Not the carefree look. If I am hiring a professional I want a professional. I wish you luck and sucess.

  2. Thanks for the comment about my attire as a chef on If I Can Dream ... in truth, my dream is to be a host on the Food Network or Bravo and the like, not a chef in a kitchen or a private chef. This explains my my casual attire. You don't see Giada, Rachel Ray, or Nigella in a chef's jacket ;) Thanks for the thoughtful comment though! Cheers - LINDSAY JONES

  3. loving this site. Love the recipes can't wait to try them out.

  4. I'm a new follower and these recipes look amazing! Can't wait to try them!

  5. I didn't mean to offend you on your attire, It wasn't meant to be, it was just a suggestion, so that you looked more professional. I think you are doing a great job.

  6. We had salad wedges with our spaghetti. My kids loved them. I gave 2 choices. One was a blue cheese wedge w/b.c. dressing and crumbles, a few real bacon bits, grape toms and spring onion diced. Choice #2 was a ranch wedge with ranch dressing, feta crumbles, grape toms and bacon bits. Simple really, but something different and the kids enjoyed salad! We are going to try meatloaf cupcakes next! Thanks Lindsey