Shrimp with Garlic Sauce – Kid Approved!


Shrimp with Garlic Sauce – Kid Approved!

June 5, 2014

My 5 1/2 year old non-eater (I can’t even call her a picky eater – she just doesn’t seem to like eating!) generally loves shrimp any way we cook it.  I have blogged about shrimp recipes before just in case it helps another exasperated mom through dinner, so here is another one!


Yield: 4 Servings


1 1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chili sauce (use less if you are worried about too much spice)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
1 pinch freshly-ground black pepper
1 scallion, thinly sliced


1. Peel the shrimp, leaving the tail segments intact. Devein the shrimp if you choose.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, andsugar and set aside.

3. In a wok or large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook until both sides are pink, about 2 minutes on each side. Add the sauce mixture and stir so the shrimp is fully coated. Season with black pepper.

4. Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped scallions. Serve with rice or vegetables.  I bought really yummy stirfry noodles and boiled them for a few minutes and then tossed it all together.

I also steamed some sugar snap peas and added them into the stir fry.  Peppers, broccoli or baby corn would be good too! Just cook them a bit first!

It was a hit!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Give your inbox a dose of delight.

Sign up to receive helpful parenting info, program updates, contests, and special offers - right in your inbox.