December 22, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Asian Glazed Shrimp

My family is always in the mood for Chinese and I just love making it at home.  With a few ingredients that I already had on hand, I was able to create this amazing 10 minute shrimp dish.  It could not be more quick and EASY, the rice took longer to cook!

Ingredients:
1 Pound Large Shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1/4 Cup chopped Green Onion
2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic {or 2 whole cloves, chopped}
1 Teaspoon Minced Ginger
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/2 Cup Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes {less or more depending on your taste}
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil


{Gather round your ingredients.  I tried to list the measurements as accurately as possible, but I pretty much just eyeballed everything. :)}
{Dump in and whisk together all of your ingredients instead of the shrimp, green onion, oil and garlic.}
{Over medium high heat and in a nice large pan, heat the oil and add in your minced garlic.}
{Once the garlic starts to sizzle up {but not brown}, add in your chopped green onion and stir.  Let them both sizzle together for a minute or two.}
{Add in your shrimp and let them cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.}
{Pour your sauce over the shrimp, green onions and garlic. YUM!}
{Reduce the heat and let this all simmer for about 4 minutes.  Not much longer, as the shrimp will get rubbery when overcooked.  Your sauce will thicken nicely from the cornstarch.}
{Serve with steamy rice and enjoy!  I like to use Jasmine rice. It's sticky and delicious, especially with Asian dishes!}



I plan on making this again with scallop and shrimp. Can't wait!

ENJOY!! :)



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