Spicy Peanut Shrimp Stir Fry

This recipe has been a regular in our home for months now, and I'm so used to making it that I can't believe that I haven't posted it yet.  It's not a traditional chinese dish...if that is what you are looking for, run far!  It will, however, satisfy a craving, especially if you are living in Italy with little access to Chinese food.  We love this on angel hair pasta....also great on rice.  Increase the pepper flakes for more spice.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 20 oz bag frozen shrimp
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts, divided.
Saute the onion, celery, bell pepper and carrot until tender and remove from pan.  Sautee the zucchini until tender then set aside in same bowl with the other veggies.  Mix first  8 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.  Saute shrimp until pink and translucent.  Add veggies to the shrimp, then pour over sauce and half of the, reduce heat to low and mix well until thick.  Serve over rice or angel hair and top with remaining chopped peanuts.  Serves 6.


Sweet and Savory said...

I would love to make this with chicken. Sounds out of this world, good.

Gina said...

I've made it with chicken before and it's fantastic!

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