Happy Shrimp

In Mandarin, the word for “shrimp”sounds like the word for “laugh,”and this quick and easy dish will certainly bring a smile to your face. Sue prefers shell-on shrimp – she finds them more flavorful.


2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 1-1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into matchstick-size julienne strips
3 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 garlic clove, very thinly sliced
2 pounds shell-on medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 large eggs, lightly whisked
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Steamed white rice


In a large wok or saute pan, heat oil to high. Add ginger, scallions, and garlic and sauta© about 2 minutes, stirring often (be careful not to brown garlic). Add shrimp and cook about 2 minutes, stirring often. Pour eggs over top and let sit about 15 seconds; then stir well. Add sesame oil and stir well. Serve on a platter with steamed white rice.

Cooking & Recipes


about 10 servings

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

30 minutes

Preparation Method

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