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Chinese Five Spice Shrimp Stir-Fry

Recipe By Gracie Smith

Prep Time

0 Hours 15 Minutes

Cooking Time

0 Hours 25 Minutes

Recipe By Gracie Smith

Quick-cooking and temptingly fragrant, this stir-fry is your new go-to weeknight dinner.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with rice or noodles.

Recipe Notes

*Look for shrimp labeled E-Z peel, shell & tail on for best flavor and easy preparation. 

Ingredients

0.5 cups water

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. rice vinegar

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. corn starch

1 Tbsp. sherry




1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks

1 onion, sliced

1 small crown broccoli, cut into florets

3 oz. enocki, oyster, or shitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

1 lbs. large raw shrimp, shelled and deveined*

1 small zucchini, cut into matchsticks

2 scallions, sliced

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Garlic Powder

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  • Chinese Five Spice

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Directions

In a small bowl, mix water, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, corn starch, sherry, Chinese Five Spice, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper flakes and set aside. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add red bell pepper and onion, stirring and cooking just until onion begins to brown and caramelize, 2 to 3 min. Stir in broccoli and mushrooms and cook for 2 min., or until broccoli begins to soften. Add shrimp and zucchini, cooking for another 2 min., or until shrimp begins to shrink and turn pink. Pour reserved sauce into skillet and stir continuously until sauce thickens slightly and coats stir-fry, 1 to 2 min. Garnish with green onions and serve.