Royal Blue Shrimp Stir Fry

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Try this quick and easy, low-calorie shrimp stir-fry recipe with the zesty, spicy flavours of south-east Asia. Royal Blue is now available across the UAE and can be purchased from all major supermarkets. The shrimps come peeled and deveined so make this recipe even more easier and convenient.

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

Royal blue shrimp 

4 minced garlic cloves 

1 chili (red or green, finely sliced) more can be added for taste if required

2 sliced onions

1 green and 1 red bell peppers, sliced

1 handful cashews (dry roasted, unsalted)

1/4 of a cup of Thai basil (shredded)

3 tablespoons of chicken stock

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

For Stir-Fry Sauce you can use your own or try this recipe:

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of fish sauce

1 tablespoon of oyster sauce

2 tablespoons of lime juice

2 tablespoons of Golden Mountain Sauce

1 tablespoon of palm sugar (or brown sugar)

Method:

If you are making your own sauce, combine all of the ‘Stir-Fry Sauce’ ingredients together in a cup. Stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved. Place to one side. Now process together the garlic, chili, and onion to create a paste and set aside. 

Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle the oil into the pan and add the shrimp. Stir fry for approximately 1 minute or until the shrimps are light pink on both sides. Now add the garlic-chili paste and continue to stir fry.

Next add the peppers and chicken stock. Stir-fry for a further 3 minutes, or until peppers have softened but are still bright in colour and retain some crispness. While stir-frying, add the sauce you made earlier or a pre-prepared option.

Now remove the pan from heat. Stir in the cashew nuts and fold in the basil. Taste-test the dish, adding more lime juice if it’s too salty (this will depend on the saltiness of your stock), or more fish sauce if not salty or flavourful enough. If it is too salty, add another generous squeeze lime juice. If you require more heat add more fresh-cut chili.

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