Szechuan Shrimp Stir-Fry with Zesty Vegetables

Szechuan Shrimp Stir-Fry with Zesty Vegetables

Szechuan Shrimp Stir-Fry is a delectable Chinese-inspired dish that brings together succulent shrimp and vibrant vegetables, all coated in a spicy and flavorful Szechuan sauce. This meal is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their cuisine. It’s both nutritious and quick to prepare, making it an excellent choice for a busy weeknight dinner.

– 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
– 2 bell peppers (red and yellow), sliced
– 1 zucchini, sliced
– 1 cup snow peas
– 1 onion, chopped
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons Szechuan peppercorns, ground
– 1 tablespoon chili paste
– 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 tablespoon cornstarch
– 1/4 cup chicken broth
– 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
– Cooked rice (for serving)


1. **Marinate the Shrimp:**
– In a bowl, combine the shrimp with half of the minced garlic, grated ginger, and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Mix well and let it marinate for 15 minutes.

2. **Prepare the Szechuan Sauce:**
– In a small bowl, mix together the remaining soy sauce, Szechuan peppercorns, chili paste, rice vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, and chicken broth. Set aside.

3. **Cook the Vegetables:**
– Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until soft.
– Add the sliced bell peppers, zucchini, and snow peas. Stir-fry for about 4-5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender-crisp. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.

4. **Cook the Shrimp:**
– In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the marinated shrimp and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until they are pink and cooked through.

5. **Combine and Serve:**
– Return the vegetables to the skillet with the shrimp. Pour the prepared Szechuan sauce over the shrimp and vegetables, and toss everything together until well coated and heated through.
– Garnish with chopped green onions and serve immediately over cooked rice.

Enjoy your Szechuan Shrimp Stir-Fry with Zesty Vegetables — a perfect harmony of spicy, crunchy, and delicious flavors!