This Easy Shrimp and Fresh Plum Stir-Fry will have you in and out of the kitchen and eating fast.
Course Main Course
Keyword Easy Shrimp and Fresh Plum Stir-Fry
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Large Saute Pan or Wok
1 lbshrimp, peeled and deveined (you can also use chicken)
5scallions (green and white pieces) cut into 1" pieces
1tbspfresh ginger paste
2ripe plums, sliced
2 tbspbrown sugar
2tbsplow-sodium soy sauce
2tbspfresh lime juice
2tsptoasted sesame oil
2tbsppeanut or vegetable oil
Prepare shrimp, scallions, garlic, ginger and plums. Make sure to keep each of these items separate. Set aside until you are ready to stir-fry.
In a medium bowl, combine sherry, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, cayenne and cornstarch. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large (12") saute pan or wok over med-high heat until you see oil shimmering. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry for about 15 seconds, stirring constantly (do not burn). Add shrimp and stir-fry until opaque, 2-3 minutes. Add liquid mixture, scallions and plums; simmer until liquid thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
Serve on top of steamed rice.
Each serving is approximately 1-1/3 cups.When it comes to ingredients, like ginger and garlic, I prefer to use fresh ginger paste in a recipe like this. I find it incorporates better and it's very handy to keep in the fridge. I also prefer the already minced garlic (found in the produce section) in a large jar. It's a great thing to keep in the fridge too. Having these items around also cuts way down on preparation time which I love.