Spicy Shrimp with Basil Recipe

Spicy Shrimp with Basil Recipe

How To Make Spicy Shrimp with Basil

Tender shrimp are marinated in a tasty Asian-flavored sauce and tossed in a spicy sauce of basil, soy sauce, and Thai fish sauce.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Marinade:

  • 3tbsprice wine
  • 2tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,minced
  • lbsmedium shrimp
  • ½lbsnow peas

For Seasoning:

  • 1tspred pepper flakes
  • 2tspgarlic,chopped
  • 2mediumred onions

For Sauce:

  • 3tbspThai fish sauce
  • tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tbspsugar
  • tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • cupsfresh basil leaves,coarsely shredded



  1. In a medium bowl, combine rice wine, soy sauce, and ginger. Rinse shrimp and pat dry. With a sharp knife, score shrimp along the back to butterfly, then rinse and drain thoroughly.

  2. Add shrimp to the bowl and toss gently with marinade to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add snow peas and cook for about 1½ minutes until crisp-tender. Drain in a colander and refresh under cold water. Drain again.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine red pepper flakes, garlic, and red onion.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and 1½ tablespoons water.

  2. Heat a wok or a heavy skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat until near smoking; swirl oil to coat the pan. Add shrimp and stir-fry for about 3 minutes until they change color and are just cooked. Drain shrimp; wipe out the pan.

  3. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and heat for about 30 seconds until very hot. Add seasoning mixture and stir-fry for about 3 minutes until onion is tender.

  4. Stir sauce and add to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in shrimp and basil.

  5. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with steamed rice, if desired. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 190.67kcal
  • Fat: 6.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.12g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.28g
  • Fiber: 1.85g
  • Sugar: 5.61g
  • Protein: 18.43g
  • Cholesterol: 142.88mg
  • Sodium: 1865.01mg
  • Calcium: 105.84mg
  • Potassium: 353.70mg
  • Iron: 1.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 99.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 26.90mg
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