Garlic Shrimp

Mmmm… I love me some shrimp!  I can have shrimp all day long.  One of my favorite ways of preparing shrimp is stir frying them with garlic and fish sauce.  Delicious!  Give me a bowl of steamed rice with some shrimp and gravy nicely drizzled on top and I’m set.  This was one of four dishes I prepared one night for a family dinner and it was the first to go.

I don’t really have a recipe as I just eyeballed everything but I’ll try to include a guestimate below so you have some baseline to go by.



  • 2 lbs. of peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp of sugar for browning
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 10 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil

Preparation Instructions:


Place shrimp in a bowl and add sesame oil.  Slice garlic and onion and set aside.  Heat up a pan with vegetable oil and brown the sugar.  Once brown, throw in the garlic and onions and cook for about a minute or two.  Add shrimp and stir so that every shrimp is coated – add fish sauce and pepper and continue to stir. Cook for about 4-5 minutes (you don’t want to overcook the shrimp) and add the green onions.  Transfer to serving platter.  Serve with steamed rice.