Shrimp with Garlic and Sweet Peppers Recipe

Shrimp with Garlic and Sweet Peppers

These beautiful pale green chilies, known as Prik Yuak (ผริกหยวก) in Thailand, are often called banana peppers or wax peppers elsewhere. They have a mild sweet flavor, and sometimes just a hint of spiciness, though not at all like our hot chilies. They can grow quite long, and you'll often find them dishes where the chilies are stuffed with various ingredients. However, they are so delicious that they stand out as the main ingredient, as they do in this simple but delicious stir fried shrimp dish. It's quite easy to make with just a few easy ingredients. If you don't have Prik Yuak, many other types of locally available sweet peppers can be substituted, no problem.

Yield: 2 - 4 servings
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 5 Minutes
Ready in: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 large Shrimp (Prawn)
    (or about 2 lbs of any size fresh shrimp)
  • 6 - 8 Wax peppers
    (Thai Prik Yuak, Banana peppers, etc. - sliced on diagonal)
  • 1 Thai Long Chili
    (or other sweet red pepper, sliced)
  • 2 - 3 Green onions
    (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 - 3 large cloves Garlic
    (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground White Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil


Basic Directions:

1) Clean and devein the shrimp.

2) Heat the oil over low to medium flame, then add the garlic and cook it slowly for 30 seconds, so it doesn't burn.

3) Add the shrimp and toss them in the garlic gently, keeping the heat low. Just let them cook for about a minute in the garlic.

4) When the shrimp turn pink, add the oyster sauce, fish sauce, light soy sauce, ground white pepper, and sugar. Stir it in carefully until well blended.

5) Add the peppers and green onion. Stir in and toss in the sauces until well blended. Add a little water, if the pan seems dry, just a bit to make a little gravy. Serve immediately.

For more detailed information and a free video lesson, visit this web page: ThaiCookbook.tv/?rid=49