1tbspchili pastecan sub sriracha or another hot sauce called *sambal oelek or 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1tspfresh ginger, grated
1tspfresh garlic, grated
¼cupwater or stock
3tbspsweet chili sauce(optional)
1tsphoisin sauce (optional)
2tbspsesame seeds, plus more for topping(optional)
For the Veggies and Shrimp
Veggies of choice: Bok choy, cabbage, sweet red or yellow peppers, broccoli, shredded carrots, green beans, water chestnuts, Thai basil, cilantro or parsley, snap peas, celery, mushrooms, edamame, radishes, sweet onions or shallots, zucchini
1lbshrimp, peeled and deveined
1tspfresh, grated ginger
2garlic cloves, minced
½tspChinese five spice
¼cupgreen onions, diced
Make the Sauce
In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water and set aside.
In a small saucepan add the lime zest and juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, chili paste, sesame oil, fresh garlic and ginger. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Bring sauce to a low simmer and slowly drizzle 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixture at a time and stir constantly. Cook for 3-5 minutes until it thickens, whisking often for a smooth sauce.This sauce will thicken quite quickly.
When it reaches the desired thickness, remove from heat and pour sauce into a container or dish with a pourable spout. Set aside.
Sauté Vegetables and Protein
In a large sauté pan or wok set at medium high heat, add 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil.
To the oil, add the onions and cook until slightly softened, about 4 minutes. Then add any vegetables with longer cook times. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring often.
Add the remaining veggies with shorter cook times, with a wooden spoon keep the ingredients moving.
Once all veggies are added, season with chinese five spice, ginger and garlic.
Pour ¼ cup of the sauce into the sauté pan with the veggies and let it come to a low bubble until it starts to thicken.
Add the Shrimp and toss to coat. Add more sauce if needed. Allow to thicken.
Add the cooked pasta, toss with tongs to coat. Then add the chopped green onions and toss it all together.
Serve warm, garnishing with sesame seeds and if desired more red pepper flakes. Enjoy!
Final — Assemble the Bowls
Add the cooked rice, the vegetables and protein. Drizzle with sauce and stir to combine so that the sauce is evenly distributed.
You could add the noodles to the sauté pan with the veggies and shrimp or place the cooked noodles in bowls, drizzle with sauce, add the veggie-shrimp stir fry, drizzle with additional sauce and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!