Shrimp and Basil Stir-Fry


  • 3 Fresno chiles, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. vegetable or grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 2 cups basil leaves (about 1 bunch)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Recipe Preparation

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  • Blend chiles, garlic, sugar, fish sauce, 3 Tbsp. oil, and 1 tsp. salt in a blender until smooth. Transfer marinade to a medium bowl and add shrimp; toss to coat. Let sit 10 minutes.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Just when oil begins to smoke and working in batches if needed, add shrimp mixture and cook, turning once, until lightly charred around the edges, about 1 minute per side. Remove pan from heat. Add basil and toss vigorously until basil is wilted.
  • Transfer shrimp mixture to a platter. Serve with lime wedges alongside.

Recipe by Andy BaraghaniReviews Section

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