Shrimp Stir Fry with Sweet Sauce

Finally I post a recipe that is not a dessert right? I just have a huge sweet tooth, can’t help it plus I rather take pictures of desserts :-)

Anyhow, I just discovered this amazing Asian market near my town. We just moved here 6 months ago and found myself going back to where we used to live to buy Asian groceries, not very practical. I am so happy this one is just 15 minutes away that I already been there twice in one week.

Anyhow, this recipe is tasty, easy and nutritious and can be made with chicken and any other veggies you may desire. One key ingredient for this recipe though is the Chinese basil, do not omit, otherwise the flavor will not be the same. By the way, love, love, love Chinese basil very different from Italian basil.


Shrimp Stir Fry with Sweet Sauce

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings


1/4 cup of reduced sodium soy sauce
4 tablespoons of sweet and sour chili sauce
1/3 cup mirin or rice wine vinegar
1- 2 teaspoons corn starch
3 tablespoons of olive oil
2 medium red onions, cut lengthwise
3 medium eggplants, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 lb large shrimp, I used frozen previously thawed
1 cup Chinese basil
Brown rice to serve


Mix together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat a large, non-stick pan over high heat and with the oil. Add veggies and stir fry for about 5-7 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.

Add sauce and basil and cook for a further 2 minutes. Sauce will thicken.

Serve over brown rice.

TIP: I normally make this with other different veggies such as broccoli, shredded carrots and red peppers.

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  1. These cookies are certainly a classic! They have Christmas written all over them. Lovely!

  2. Those look really delicious! I’ll have to try them soon.

  3. This recipe is amazing! Delicious and simple. I’ve done it a couple of times and it’s great to see all these recipe variations around the world. For example, I don’t use egg yolk or whole wheat pastry flour, but I found that touch of olive oil excellent! I must try it.
    I always use vanilla to give an extra flavour. Have it ever tried it? It is worth it.

  4. mafalda,

    thanks for the kind comment. I actually have not tried them that way but next time I will keep it in mind ;-)

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