Stir-Fried Jerk Shrimp and Peppers
After deveining and rinsing, thoroughly pat shrimp dry with paper towels. If they're wet when added to the wok, the stir-fry will turn into a braise.
½ fl oz
1 pound(s), large, peeled, deveined, patted dry
Orange bell pepper(s)
3 cup(s), sliced, strips (1/4-inch wide)
- Combine jerk sauce and orange juice in small bowl; set aside. Thinly slice scallions, separating green sections from white sections.
- Heat a 14-inch flat-bottomed wok (or 12-inch skillet) over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact; swirl in oil. Add white parts of scallion and garlic; stir-fry 10 seconds or until fragrant. Push scallion mixture to sides of wok and carefully add shrimp; spreading them evenly in one layer. Cook undisturbed, 1 minute, until shrimp begin to sear; using a metal spatula, stir-fry 30 seconds, incorporating scallion mixture, until shrimp are orange but not cooked through.
- Add peppers and sprinkle with salt; stir-fry 15 seconds or until just combined. Swirl in jerk sauce mixture; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until shrimp are just cooked and vegetables are tender-crisp. Sprinkle on scallion greens; serve.
- Serving size: 1 1/2 c
This is not a saucy stir-fry - the seasonings lightly coat the shrimp and vegetables. Two tablespoons of jerk sauce yield a medium-spiced dish. Add more or less to taste.