Candied Walnuts with Sprimp in Spicy Garlic Sauce

  • Yield 4 servings

Shrimp is marinated in a simple, spicy sauce and then sauteed with bell peppers and onions for exciting flavor without the extra fat and mess of deep-frying.



Spicy Garlic Marinade:
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound medium raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium bell peppers, any color, juilienned
1 small white onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1/2 cup candied walnuts, to garnish


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a nonstick wok or saute pan over high heat and coat with 2 tablespoons oil. Add shrimp, reserving marinade. Saute until shrimp turms pink, about 2 minutes. Remove and place in a bowl.
  3. Recoat wok with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add peppers, onion, salt, red pepper and reserved shirmp marinade. Saute until peppers soften, about 1 minute. Return shrimp to wok, stir, and heat through. Garnish with candied walnuts. Serve hot with rice or pasta.

Reprinted with permission from Ying's Best One-Dish Meals by Ying Chang Compestine (Sellers Publishing, 2011).



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