I have to tell you. This was so so so so good. I will totally be making this again. I kept the heat level pretty low (since I’m such a wimp) but it still had small zing; you could totally turn it up a notch with out much difficulty.

I made the sauce first and let it sit the fridge for a few hours which makes this recipe even more simple than it already is. You could even make a larger portion of the sauce and save it in a container in your fridge for spontaneous stir fry.

Szechwan Shrimp & Vegetable Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian/American
Serves: 3
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1½ Tablespoons soy sauce (you can add more to taste if you like)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 coves garlic
  • ½ cup snap peas
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced carrots
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced celery
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 pound de-veined and de-tailed shrimp
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  1. Whisk the first seven ingredients together until the cornstarch is completely incorporated and set aside until you're ready to add it to your pan. You can make this ahead of time and keep it in your fridge.
  2. Chop your vegetables and mince your garlic.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large non-stick pan (feel free to wok it though) and add your carrot/celery mix first so they could have a little more time to cook. On top of that add your garlic.
  4. After a few minutes I add the onion then a minute later add the snap peas and then a minute later add the shrimp.
  5. Toss it all around a bit and let the shrimp get coated in the oil and just a tiny bit pink.
  6. Add your sauce and then continue to toss gently every minute or so until the sauce has thickened and the shrimp are done.
  7. Spoon it over some hot white rice and enjoy!.


Again, I can not tell you how delicious I thought this was. I hoovered it as fast as I could and I was disappointed there weren’t seconds. If I were going to change one thing  about the next time I make it, it would be to make more!




Brie is a fair-weather foodie. She wouldn’t go as far as to say she has a love/hate relationship with food, because she loves food and food clearly loves her; it loves her so much that it holds on as tight as it can and never lets go; mostly in the middle region. Her cooking style involves a lot of butter or garlic or onions, things that have “creamy” or “cheesy” in the title, also anything that you could add bacon to. She’s been making the noms since she was tall enough to reach the counter, and has been eating for even longer*. Brie’s passion for cooking-slash-baking will fluctuate however, usually correlating with how sick she is of doing dishes. Never-the-less, her passion for eating (sushi, take out Chinese, hole in the wall diner-y type foods) is as constant as the sun, the moon, death, and taxes. She also sometimes talks in the third person; don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…

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