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Shrimp and basil stir fry

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



  • 3 jalapenos or fresno chilis
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons neutral oil (grapeseed, avocado, canola, etc.), divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled
  • 1 bunch basil, torn into large pieces


  1. Roughly chop the jalapenos (remove seeds if you want less spice) and garlic and add to blender with honey, fish sauce, soy sauce, salt, sesame oil and 3 tablespoons of your other oil. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour over shrimp and toss to coat. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat remaining oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add shrimp in a single layer (work in batches, if needed) and let cook for 1-2 minutes per side - depending on size of shrimp - until caramelized and just cooked through.
  5. Turn off heat and immediately add basil. Toss to combine.
  6. Serve immediately!


I find that the marinade has a hard time blending smooth when I use the jalapenos, so I just add a splash of water to help move things along.