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Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

This shrimp stir fry recipe is made with loads of shrimp and vegetables pan seared with a spicy sauce made with gochujang, hot paprika, sesame oil, soy sauce and more. A spicy food lover's dream! And very easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: shrimp, spicy, Stir Fry
Servings: 4
Calories: 355kcal


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or use olive oil, + more if needed
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2-3 jalapeno peppers or use hotter peppers to your preference – I used 2 jalapenos and 1 serrano pepper


  • 1.5 tablespoon gochujang
  • 1.5 tablespoons hot paprika or use 1/2 tablespoon cayenne + 1/2 tablespoon sweet paprika – you can use other spicier chili powders as well
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • FOR SERVING: Cooked rice or noodles
  • FOR GARNISH if desired: Sesame seeds, spicy red pepper flakes, fresh chopped parsley, extra sliced peppers .


  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and cook them 2-3 minutes per side, until they are cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  • Add more oil if needed and add the snap peas, broccoli and peppers. Cook them 8-9 minutes to soften, stirring often.
  • Make the sauce by whisking together the gochujang, hot paprika, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, garlic powder, ginger and chicken stock in a bowl.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan with the vegetables. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the corn starch slurry and stir. It should thicken quickly.
  • Add the shrimp back to the pan and heat them through, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve with cooked rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds, spicy red pepper flakes, fresh chopped parsley and extra sliced peppers.


Calories estimated without rice or noodles.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1414mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2126IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 5mg