Stir-fried Garlic and Sriracha Shrimp Recipe

Stir-fried Garlic and Sriracha Shrimp Recipe

Photographs: Marvin Gapultos

Although this recipe calls for head-on shrimp, peeled and deveined shrimp will work just as well too.

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  • Yield:Serves 2 to 4 as an appetizer
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 1 small shallot, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 pound large head-on shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro


  1. 1.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, Sriracha, and sugar and set aside.

  2. 2.

    Heat the oil in a large wok over high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and shallots and stir-fry until the garlic just begins to brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the shrimp to the wok and cook and toss just until the shrimp begins to turn pink on all sides, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Swirl the Sriracha mixture into the wok and toss to combine. Season with salt and black pepper. Continue cooking until the shrimp are coated in the sauce and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer the shrimp to a platter, garnish with cilantro, and serve immediately.