Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ginger Garlic Shrimp #ImprovCookingChallenge

Our theme for this month's Improv Cooking Challenge, hosted by Nichole of Cookaholic Wife,  is Ginger and Spice.

I was so overloaded with sweets during the Holiday season that I almost sat this event out.  Then, when I was creating my menu for Christmas Day, inspiration struck.  I knew I was going to serve ham and chicken marsala.  I also like having a fish or seafood dish and decided to make shrimp.  That's when I remembered the theme for this month's challenge and knew that I was going to use ginger and spices in my shrimp so I could participate.

This is so easy and quick that it hardly seems like a recipe at all.  I can see me making this again and again throughout the year.  It is lowfat, healthy and delicious.  It can be adapted to serve a crowd or just one person, simply adjust the amounts.

I served this as part of a dinner buffet but I will be making it again for dinner served with stir fry veggies and steamed rice. It will be perfect.

Ginger Garlic Shrimp

2 lbs. large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
2 T. olive oil
1/4 t. crushed red pepper
1 T. garlic paste
1 T. ginger paste

Heat the olive oil and crushed red pepper in a wok over med high heat.  When shimmering add the garlic and ginger.  Stir into the oil.  Immediately add the shrimp.  Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until shrimp turn pink and are cooked through, being careful not to overcook as they will become tough. Print Recipe

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  1. I love shrimp and this sounds so easy!

    1. Perfect recipe Vicki, easy peasy and delicious.

  2. I loved these Ginger prawns, they are irresistible.

  3. I don't know why I never thought to add ginger to shrimp before. So easy and smart!


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