This easy shrimp with bean sprouts stir-fry recipe is the perfect option for a quick lunch or an easy weeknight dinner. It's flavored with a delicious blend of oyster sauce and soy sauce, and cooked with healthy green onions.
Why try this recipe
This fast and flavorful meal will surely satisfy your shrimp with bean sprouts cravings. The bean sprouts are infused with a blend of savory oyster sauce and traditional soy sauce, which gives them an irresistible umami flavor.
The shrimps are cooked juicy and tender, which creates a delicious texture that goes hand in hand with the crunchy bean sprouts.
I love this dish because it's simple to make with flavorful ingredients, perfect for busy weeknights when you want to get dinner on the table fast.
Bean sprouts and shrimps are both healthy and delicious, so you can enjoy this recipe guilt-free. The shrimps are packed with protein and bean sprouts are literally superfood. Bean sprouts are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, and you can toss in as many of them as you like.
This recipe was requested by one of my readers who was looking for a way to combine shrimp with bean sprouts. If you have any requests of your own, do not hesitate to contact me and I will gladly whip up a recipe just for you.
All ingredients can be found at an Asian supermarket.
Mung bean sprouts - In Thai cuisine, we love using bean sprouts in a variety of dishes. Whenever I'm having noodle soup, I make sure to add a handful of bean sprouts for their crunchy texture and refreshing taste. I recommend using the freshest bean sprouts possible, and you can add as many as you like.
Shrimp - Black tiger shrimp are usually larger compared to other varieties, so I suggest using those in this Thai stir-fry recipe.
Garlic - Garlic provides a rich and aromatic flavor. Sauté it until it's fragrant and lightly golden.
Green onions - Green onions are healthy, and they're used as garnishing to add some freshness and a crunch to the dish.
Oyster sauce - This thick and savory sauce is commonly used in Asian cuisines to add depth and umami to stir-fries and meat marinades.
Light soy sauce - A condiment with a salty flavor. Together with the oyster sauce, it creates a flavorful sauce that coats the bean sprouts and shrimps.
White sugar - Some sweetness is needed to balance out the saltiness of the soy sauce and oyster sauce.
Cornstarch - Cornstarch is used to thicken the sauce and to give a glossy texture to the bean sprouts and shrimps.
Short recipe video
1. Heat oil in a large wok over medium heat and fry the garlic until golden.
2. Add shrimp and cook both sides until cooked through.
3. Add bean sprouts, water, white sugar, oyster sauce, and light soy sauce. Stir-fry until the bean sprouts are soft enough to your liking, or 4 minutes.
4. Move everything to one side of the pan. Add green onions on top of the rest of the ingredients, and add the cornstarch with water mixture to the sauce. Before adding the cornstarch with water mix, mix it thoroughly one more time.
5. Mix all ingredients one last time and make sure the cornstarch is dissolved. Serve immediately.
How to serve
This easy Thai shrimp stir-fry recipe is best enjoyed as a main-dish when paired with steamed rice, or on its own as a flavorful and light lunch.
You can also add a side of fresh vegetables or use it as a side-dish with other Thai food.
How to store Thai shrimp stir-fry
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply stir-fry in a pan or skillet over low heat.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)
Can I use a different type of protein?
Yes, you can substitute the shrimp with any protein you see fit, such as beef, chicken, pork, or tofu. Adjust the cooking time to your choice of protein.
Can I use other vegetables instead of bean sprouts?
Yes, this is a very versatile recipe, and you can add any vegetables that belong in a stir-fry, such as bell peppers. You can even substitute the bean sprouts with other type of veggies.
How can I make this recipe spicy?
If you'd like a spicy dish, then I suggest simply topping it with these Thai chili flakes.
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Prep Time: 5 minCook Time: 10 minTotal Time: 15 mins
Stir-fried shrimp with bean sprouts, coated in a delicious sauce of light soy and oyster sauce.
1 tablespoon oil
2 cloves garlic
3.5 ounces shrimp (black tiger shrimps)
10.5 ounces mung bean sprouts
4 tablespoons water
1/2 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/2 cup green onions (slice in 1 inch sized pieces)
1 tablespoon cornstarch (mix with 2 tablespoons of water)
Heat oil in a large wok over medium heat and fry the garlic until golden.
Add shrimp and cook both sides until cooked through.
Add bean sprouts, water, white sugar, oyster sauce, and light soy sauce. Stir-fry until the bean sprouts are soft enough to your liking, or 4 minutes.
Move everything to one side of the pan. Add green onions on top of the rest of the ingredients, and add the cornstarch with water mixture to the sauce. Before adding the cornstarch with water mix, mix it thoroughly one more time.
Mix all ingredients one last time and make sure the cornstarch is dissolved. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Use the nutrition card in this recipe as a guideline.
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