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Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp

Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp. A 20 minute meal that the whole family will love. Faster than take out!

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Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp.

Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp – A 20 minute meal that the whole family will love. Faster than take out!

With this spicy shrimp recipe, as with all quickly cooked stir fried meals, the key is preparation. The trick here is simply to prepare all of the ingredients first and gather them together next to the wok.

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Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp

I use small dessert dishes or ramekins to hold the chopped veggies and other ingredients. Combine them in the same container when they are being added at the same time to make it even faster.

In this recipe for example, you can combine the the black bean sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger root, 5 spice powder, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, black pepper and chilli paste.

They are all added at the same time anyway, so why not put them together in a small bowl first and then dump them into the wok all at once?

Close up of steamed shrimp

Pre-cooked shrimp can also be used in this recipe.. Just add them to the sauce at the end., only long enough to reheat them.

When you prep these sorts of dishes in advance you’ll find that you can cook it in the shortest time and nothing gets overcooked.

All your attention goes to observing what’s happening in the wok. With a little practice, you’ll find that your stir fry dished start to taste and look better too.

You’ll be an expert in no time.

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Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp

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Originally published 2009, updated November 2019 to add printable recipe page and nutritional information.

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy Black Bean Ginger Spicy Shrimp. A 20 minute meal that the whole family will love. Faster than take out!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, deveined and shelled
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup black bean sauce
  • 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp chili paste, optional or to taste
  • 1 cup diced red or green pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas
  • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in a little water

Instructions

  1. Lightly sauté the garlic in the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the shrimp, season lightly with salt and pepper and sauté for only about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add to the pan, all at once, the black bean sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger root, 5 spice powder, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, black pepper and chili paste.
  5. Stir to combine and simmer for a minute or two. Add the shrimp back to the pan along with the red pepper and snow peas.
  6. Stir fry for an additional minute. Toss well then thicken the sauce with a slurry of the cornstarch dissolved in water, (an ounce or so will do).
  7. Cook for only a minute longer. Serve over rice or your favorite noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

4 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 371Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 240mgSodium 1428mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 3gSugar 11gProtein 29g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Sou'wester Soul

Thursday 11th of October 2012

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times... You're recipes are the best. I am enjoying this right now and I am always amazed how easy your recipes are and how they always turn out perfect. Thanks again for your blog and all these wonderful recipes!!!

Mary Whiffen

Saturday 28th of April 2012

Love your site. So many great recipes.

Noel-Beth

Sunday 22nd of April 2012

I used to think I had to leave Chinese food up to the "experts". You've changed that! I just made this and it is so delicious, better than any restaurant. I made your Gen. Tso's last week, my life is better because of your blog. Thank you!

Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Friday 16th of March 2012

Good morning! I just wanted to let you know that I shared this recipe on my weekly seafood roundup. Thank you for allowing me to share! http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/week-10-seafood-frenzy-friday.html

Barry C. Parsons

Tuesday 16th of February 2010

The blackbean sauce is purchased separately. The other ingredients are added to it.

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