Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spicy Shrimp with Peppers

Last night I decided to make shrimp for Jon and tofu for myself. I came up with this recipe for my spicy tofu with peppers, and used it as the inspiration for Jon's shrimp.

For this dish I used less liquid than I did with the tofu and added sesame oil.

  • 3/4 lb shrimp
  • Thinly sliced onion - about 3 slices off 1 small onion.
  • Sliced peppers - I used about 1/4 each of a red, green, and yellow pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp chili-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 c chicken broth
  • Optional: chopped green onions


  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat
  • Add onions, garlic, and peppers. Saute 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chili-garlic paste, sesame oil, soy sauce, and chicken broth. Stir everything together and bring to a simmer.
  • Add shrimp and cook until done - about 6 minutes.
  • Serve over rice or noodles and top with green onions

This dish is even quicker and easier than the tofu version, but both versions are spicy and delicious!

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  1. Looks super tasty - I love having shrimp for dinner because it cooks so quickly!

  2. What a versatile recipe and looks healthy too!

  3. I love that you make so many dishes that are spicy! This would go over well in my house.