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Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil

Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil

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This tasty dish is a twist on the is a classic Chinese Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs (蝦仁炒蛋) dish.  It’s a super easy and yummy dish to make!  Basil adds a delicious flavor to this traditional and common Chinese dish. 

So, for the shrimp, I recommend buying wild caught shrimp and not farm raised, but you don’t have to.  I personally do because I am allergic to farm raised shrimp – I break out in hives!  I did some research and figured out it’s most likely due to the awful things the shrimps are fed and the awful environments they live in.  So I highly recommend eating wild shrimps for this one!  Anyway, on to the recipe…

How to make Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil?

First gather your ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (separated)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed/smashed
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 bunch basil
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

In a bowl, mix shrimp with cornstarch, rice cooking wine, and 1/2 tsp salt. Let it sit for 15 mins.

Beat eggs in a bowl.

Heat skillet in medium heat. Add the cooking oi/fat. Add the fresh garlic in. Add shrimp and stir fry at high heat for 30 seconds or until they start turning color.

Add beaten eggs in to cooking pan. Let it sit for a minute or until the bottom solidifies, and then start to scramble it with the shrimp.

Stir fry until the shrimps are almost cooked thoroughly.  Then, add Basil, and stir fry until shrimp is completely cooked thoroughly.

Remove from heat and serve! 

Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil
Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil
Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil
Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil

Chinese Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil

Chinese Stir Fry Shrimp with Eggs and Basil

Chinese stir fried shrimp with scrambled eggs and fresh basil - this is a delicious dish to eat family style!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (separated)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed/smashed
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 bunch basil
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix shrimp with cornstarch, rice cooking wine, and 1/2 tsp salt. Let it sit for 15 mins. Beat eggs in a bowl.
  2. Heat skillet in medium heat. Add the cooking oi/fat. Add the fresh garlic in. Add shrimp and stir fry at high heat for 30 seconds or until they start turning color.
  3. Add beaten eggs in to cooking pan. Let it sit for a minute or until the bottom solidifies, and then start to scramble it with the shrimp.
  4. Stir fry until the shrimps are almost cooked thoroughly. Then, add basil and salt to taste, until shrimp is cooked completely.
  5. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 259mgSodium: 1031mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 18g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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