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Shrimp Stir Fry in white and blue bowl.

Speedy Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

This quick sesame shrimp stir fry recipe is what you need when there is simply no time to cook because making it is quicker than ordering a takeout!
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: shrimp stir fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2


  • Fresh ginger grated- 2" piece
  • Garlic minced- 2 cloves
  • Red Chilli thinly sliced- 0.5-1
  • Fresh Cilantro chopped- a bunch
  • Vegetable oil- 2 tbsp.
  • Shrimp peeled- 0.5 lbs.
  • Five-spice powder- 1 tsp.
  • Cornstarch- 1 tsp.
  • Baby corn- 6
  • Snow Peas- 10-12
  • Soy sauce- 2 tbsp.
  • Lime juice- from 1 lime
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp.
  • Honey- 1/2 tsp.
  • Frozen peas- 1/4 cup
  • Beansprouts- 1/4 cup
  • Water- 1/4 cup
  • Sesame seeds- 1 tbsp.
  • Rice noodles- 7 oz


  • Set a pot of water on the stove and once the water is boiled cook rice noodles according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, get all ingredients out and put them on a counter in front of you. It's very important to be prepared because once you start things happen very quickly. Peel and grate ginger, mince garlic, slice chilli, pick cilantro leaves off the stalk, chop the stalks.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over high heat and add chopped cilantro stalks, ginger, chilli, garlic, shrimp and five-spice powder, stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add cornstarch, baby corn and snow peas and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, honey and beansprouts. Stir fry for 2 more minutes, add a splash of water if it's getting too dry and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  • Drain rice noodles and divide them among bowls. Top with stir fry and sprinkle with sesame seeds.