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Quick Sesame Shrimp Ramen Stir-Fry

This Quick Sesame Shrimp Ramen Stir-fry could make for a very happy ‘Stir-Friday‘.

There is a large collection of stir-fry recipes out there taking pride in being “take-out level”. Although this is definitely something to be excited about, I’m going to be completely honest and say that I’m content with the fact that this stir-fry does not qualify as “take-out level”.

Now don’t get me wrong – I love me some good Westernized Chinese delivery. Nothing goes better with jogging pants and a lazy night than that. But sometimes I want a super quick and easy stir-fry that doesn’t make me feel like I’m 5 months pregnant with a food baby, you know? Sometimes I want to taste the shrimp in it’s shrimpy-ness; I want to taste the broccoli! That can be a challenge when everything is tossed and coated in gloopy sweet and sour sauces.

Quick Sesame Shrimp Ramen Stir-fry

Quick Sesame Shrimp Ramen Stir-fry 2In this dish, everything is identifiable. The tender shrimp, crunchy broccolini, egg, and sweet carrots are tossed in a light sesame and chili garlic blend, then topped with tangy scallions and fresh sprouts.

Super de-lish, and mucho satisfactory! It’s also ready in 30 minutes or less.

So, what’s the deal for this stir-friday? Take-out, or this bad boy?

 

Quick Sesame Shrimp Ramen Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of instant Ramen seasoning discarded
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons sesame oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek garlic chili sauce, + more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 2.5 oz of broccolini or broccoli florets approx. 2 handfulls
  • 8-10 oz uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Kosher salt to taste

GARNISH:

  • 1/2 cup scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup clover sprouts bean sprouts, or pea shoots
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Cook the Ramen as per the packages directions. Drain, rinse, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, fish sauce, and sambal oelek. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. When the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon sesame oil, garlic, carrots, and broccolini. Stir right away and care to not brown or burn the garlic. Sauté until the carrots and broccolini are tender enough to pierce with a fork, but still crisp (approx. 5 minutes).
  5. Add the shrimp and sauté until the shrimp is cooked through (approx. 2 minutes).
  6. With a spatula, move the vegetables and shrimps to the sides of the skillet and add the egg. Treat it like you would a scrambled egg, stirring it occasionally, until it breaks off into fluffy chunks (approx. 1-2 minutes).
  7. Toss the drained Ramen noodles into the skillet.
  8. Stir in the sesame sauce mixture and carefully toss until the noodles are coated and heated through. Taste, and if needed, add a bit more sesame oil and/or sambal oelek.
  9. Remove from heat, garnish with sliced scallions, sesame seeds, and sprouts.
  10. Serve warm.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary
    October 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm I just made this for dinner. It was delicious - the sauce mixture really makes it! I added baby bok choy and mushrooms too. I’ll be making this again ?
    • Reply
      Killing Thyme
      October 31, 2017 at 8:06 am Hey Mary! I'm so happy you enjoyed this! I'm with you on the sauce mixture — I'm a little sauce-obsessed so I'm really happy you enjoyed it. Elated you'll make this again! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave some feedback :)
  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    May 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous dish! I love all the colors and textures <3
    • Reply
      Killing Thyme
      May 21, 2016 at 9:19 am Thanks so much, Sue! The colors and textures really get to shine since they aren't all slopped in sauce, haha. A nice change from the norm!
  • Reply
    Boastful Food
    May 20, 2016 at 6:48 pm Beautiful! My kind of recipe! Love the use of Ramen cause who hasn't bought those and kept a few handy in the pantry:)
    • Reply
      Killing Thyme
      May 21, 2016 at 9:18 am Thank you! I totally agree. We always have Ramen noodles on hand - they are so versatile. We buy the huge packs of 24, in fact. Hahaha :)
  • Reply
    Molly Kumar
    May 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm This is my fav meal whenever I visit Korean restaurants and your bowl looks super scrumptious!
    • Reply
      Killing Thyme
      May 21, 2016 at 9:17 am Thanks, Molly! It's so great when you're craving something like this and can just make it at home :)
  • Reply
    Silvia
    May 20, 2016 at 5:34 pm I want to try this :).
    • Reply
      Killing Thyme
      May 21, 2016 at 9:16 am I hope you love it, Silvia!

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