Drunken Lemongrass Shrimp

"An appetizing summer treat. Yummy over jasmin rice."
photo by WaterMelon photo by WaterMelon
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  • Marinate the shrimp: In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, rice wine, cornstarch and salt; toss until the shrimp are evenly coated.
  • Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare the sauce: In a small bowl combine the rice wine, lime juice, soy sauce, oyster-flavored sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar; stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Place a wok over high heat until hot.
  • Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides.
  • Add the shallots, chili peppers, lemongrass and fried garlic; stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Slide the shrimp into the wok; cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to turn pink, about 1 minute.
  • Pour in the sauce; reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the shrimp are cooked through and the shallots are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Scoop into shallow bowl and garnish with the cilantro sprig.

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  1. MizzNezz
    First class dish!! The ingredients in this one come together beautifully! I used the dried red peppers, but cut them down by half. The sauce is really good. I love these easy stir-frys that deliver a lot of flavor. Served it over short grain rice. I will definitely make this again! Thanks Izzy!!
  2. PalatablePastime
    Hands down, this recipe is an absolute winner! I made this recipe exactly as stated, except that I used fresh Thai chilies instead of the dried red chili peppers. I couldn't believe the wonderful aromas while this was cooking! And the sauce on this was amazing, complex, and full of flavor. The lemongrass was very aromatic as well as the garlic, but neither served to overpower any of the other flavors which combined into a heavenly melange that will win anyone over to Asian food. I will definitely be making this again, and again, and again...Thanks, Izzy! :)
  3. The Normans
    Very good - we cut the chilli as my father joined us for dinner, but the flavours were lovely.
  4. philidem
    I didn't find this dish particularly flavorful. It was too salty in my opinion. Normally I like lemongrass but I don't think this recipe utilized it very well. Also, the directions mention rice wine but the ingredients list dry sherry. I used sherry wine.
  5. HeatherN
    I had never used lemongrass before, so didn't know what to expect. This was 'quite' tasty. I served with Jasmine rice.


  1. Miska
    Very good. Followed recipe as is, other than substituting sake and chicken stock for the dry sherry. The taste is great for what little effort is required. Yum!


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