1 medium onion sliced
1 can of water chestnuts (sliced or diced)
1 can of straw mushrooms (or fresh button mushrooms)
1 bell pepper, or some sweet chilies sliced into strips
1-2 green chilies (jalapenos or serranos) sliced
2-3 large handfuls of cleaned spinach leaves
1-2 Tbs of ginger-garlic-paste or 2 cloves of garlic and 1 inch of ginger
1Tbs of cornstarch mixed with 2 Tbs of cold water
Note: To make this shrimp stir fry come together even faster, use shelled and cleaned shrimp. I used frozen shrimp and the best way to defrost them quickly is to put them in a colander under cold running water for a few minutes.
The Stir Fry Sauce:
1/2 cup of chicken stock or water/bullion equivalent
2-3 Tbs of soy sauce
1 Tbs of oyster sauce
1 Tbs of Chinese Rice Wine or Dry Sherry
1 tsp of sesame oil
1 tsp of brown sugar
red chili flake to taste
Note: Prep all your food first and make the sauce. You want everything ready to go because the stir fry takes about 5 minutes and it goes quickly.
Next add your peppers and chiles and stir fry for another 30-45 seconds.
Add your drained cans of water chestnuts and straw mushrooms now and stir fry for another 30-45 seconds.
Now add your cleaned shrimp and stir fry for 1 minute.
Then add your prepared stir fry sauce and stir fry for another minute.
Add your cornstarch and water slurry (that's the two mixed together into a water paste). Allow the gravy to boil and thicken for 1 minute. Your shrimp should be cooked now. Finally add your fresh spinach and toss with the hot stir fry for a few seconds to wilt. Turn stove off.
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