Spicy Garlic Ginger Shrimp

A delicious spicy stir-fry. If you like it hotter, stir in some sambal oelek (chile paste) to your dish at the end. Goes great with rice or noodles.

SERVES 4 (change servings and units)


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or sherry wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil (peanut oil if you prefer)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  1. Mix ketchup, chili sauce rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper flakes, and corn starch in a small bowl to make the sauce.
  2. Pour oil in the seasoned wok before heating and wipe around.
  3. Heat wok and add scallions ginger and garlic.
  4. Stir-fry for a few seconds, then add shrimp.
  5. Stir constantly for about 2 minutes, adding small amounts of water if food starts to stick; cook until shrimp turns pink.
  6. Stir sauce again, then add to wok, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  7. Serve with steamed rice.