Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

by Katie on April 17, 2012

Every great once in a while I break out my wok and get my stir fry on. It’s always an enjoyable delicious experience. And without fail, I always wonder why I don’t do it more often.

You know what I mean? Maybe it’s because the wok is kept in the basement – out of sight out of mind. Or, it could be that I don’t have many wok using recipes.

I came across this recipe at allrecipes on day when I was in desperate need of a recipe that used sugar snap peas and shrimp.   I adapted it a little bit to suit what I had on hand and it was so delicious!  It was good enough to make me break the wok out more often!

Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine shrimp, ginger, cayenne, garlic, and pepper. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator while preparing the rest.
  2. In a small skillet add the sesame seeds. Cook over medium low until lightly browned and toasted. Set aside.
  3. In a large wok or skillet heat the olive oil. Add bell pepper, peas, and green onion; saute 3-4 minutes. Add teriyaki sauce and shrimp with seasoning. Saute 4-5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
  4. Stir cornstarch into chicken broth and add to wok. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Spoon shrimp mixture over rice.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Holly April 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I love a good stir fry, and this one sounds very GOOD! Bookmarked! :)


Katie April 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Hi Holly! It is really good – I hope you get a chance to make it :)


Emily April 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I just made this same recipe a few nights ago! Like you, I changed quite a few things to suit what I had on hand, but it was still delicious. My shrimp-loving husband approved heartily!


Katie April 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Emily, that is hilarious that you just made it too! Great minds think alike :)


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