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Dinner on the table in 15 minutes? Yes, please! This quick and easy shrimp stir fry is exactly what you need forweeknight dinners. The key to this quick-yet-flavorful recipe is in the sauce, made from pantry staples like soysauce, fish sauce, and brown sugar. They’ll infuse the spicy shrimp with flavor, then you’ll fold in a flurry of freshbasil leaves to brighten the mixture. Hot tip: The recipe calls for cooked rice, but if you don’t have leftovers onhand, start a pot before you begin cooking the shrimp so that everything is ready at the same time.


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 4


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  • Stir soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet (not nonstick) over medium-high until shimmering. Add chiles, shallots, and garlic; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Add shrimp to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture to skillet; cook, tossing occasionally, until sauce is slightly reduced, about 1 minute.

  • Remove skillet from heat. Add basil and toss until basil just starts to wilt. Serve over rice, topped with more basil. Serve with lime wedges.