Rating: 4.75 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This sweet, spicy and super-easy shrimp-and-vegetable stir-fry starts with a very small amount of bacon in the wok, which creates drippings that add tons of smoky flavor to the vegetables and shrimp that go in next. Keep the salt in check by using reduced-sodium tamari sauce. To complete this easy healthy dinner, add cooked brown rice.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine chili sauce, rice wine (or sherry), tamari, water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set next to the stove.

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  • Cook bacon in a large flat-bottom wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate.

  • Add bell pepper to the drippings in the pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add shrimp, scallions, ginger and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, until the shrimp are cooked through, about 2 minutes. Stir the reserved sauce and add to the pan along with pineapple and the bacon. Cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute more.

Tips

Tip: Shaoxing rice wine is a nutty Chinese spirit made from glutinous rice that adds complex flavor to simple stir-fries and braised meat. Look for it in Asian food markets or in the international aisle of large grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 21g; carbohydrates 17.7g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 11.6g; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 142.1mg; vitamin a iu 457.5IU; vitamin c 64.5mg; folate 29.2mcg; calcium 83.9mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 48.4mg; potassium 461.7mg; sodium 613.1mg.
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Reviews (3)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2019
Served or over brown jasmine rice. It was excellent. Deffo making again. I'm excited for lunch tomorrow. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2019
of course this was very good just be careful with the shrimp not to overcook the recipe worked very as is use good bacon like smithfieled it makes a difference cheap bacon you buy is just that.all fat.. why ruin a good dish with cheap bacon i dont worry about better products and i am poorer than dirt. i know what happens when you use the cheap store brands.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2019
Made according to recipe I didn't have fresh pineapple but canned worked fine. Delicious I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2021
First words out of my husband's mouth as he tasted this dish: "This is really good!" He would give it more than 5 starts if he could. I loved this dish for its taste and also for its ease of preparation. My intention with a new recipe is always to make it as directed; because I wasn't able to find Shaoxing rice wine, didn't have tamari and normally don't have fresh pineapple, I made what I thought would be appropriate substitutions. I used cooking sherry, soy sauce and canned pineapple for the three missing ingredients and it worked out great. This isn't overwhelmingly spicy but has a subtle kick; if you prefer more spicy dishes, just add more crushed red pepper. I agree with another reviewer that you should use good quality bacon. Cheap bacon will not give as rich a flavor as the good stuff so splurge and use the best bacon you can. I did have some fresh snap peas and I added those just because. ;) It was an easy way to sneak in more veggies. A person could also add water chestnuts to add a crunchy element. Next time I fix this (which will be soon!) I will use pineapple juice instead of the water called for in the sauce. I think it will add even more flavor to what is a great recipe. I served this over riced cauliflower and it was a healthy, flavorful meal. Read More