One-Pot Wonders

20 minute cashew shrimp with sticky garlic soy sauce

May 26, 2020
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Photo by Anna | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Having shrimp for dinner always feels just a little bit fancy, but it couldn’t be faster or easier.
This is an easy weeknight dinner that feels extra special. It’s Asian inspired with a hint of Italian. Not traditional, but so tasty.
Cashew nuts and pan-seared shrimps get tossed in a honey garlic soy sauce with lots of fresh basil for extra flavor. I like it spooned over udon noodles, but it’s also great with rice noodles. Actually, you can use any type of noodles with a strong hold, spaghetti would work great for example.
The sauce is made up of garlic, chili, lemon, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sweet honey. Super easy and delicious!

Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
  • 250 grams udon noodles
  • 300 grams raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 50 grams cashews
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, honey, lemon juice
  • 150 milliliters water
  • black pepper
  • 20 grams fresh basil leaves
  1. Cook rice noodles according to package directions. Pat the shrimps dry. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the shrimps and fry until pink, stirring often, about 3-4 minutes per side. Add the garlic, shallot, ginger, chili and cashews. Continue to cook until the garlic starts to caramelize and turn light golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the corn starch. Then add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey and water, stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer, cook 2-3 minutes, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon and stirring occasionally, until warmed throughout and sticky, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and basil leaves. Taste and season with black pepper and soy sauce if needed. Add extra water if you want the sauce thinner. Serve immediately with noodles. Enjoy!

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