Chili-garlic shrimp with red peppers


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes3 to 4 servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 small, sweet red bell peppers

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • 12 shrimp, 375 to 500 g, cooked or raw

  • 4 green onions, sliced into 1/2-in. pieces


  • Sauté garlic and chili flakes in butter in a wide frying pan set over low heat until fragrant, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, seed peppers and slice into julienne strips. Measure out wine. If shrimp are frozen, rinse under cold water to melt any ice crystals. Slice green onions.

  • Add peppers to sautéed garlic. Increase heat to high. Stir often for about 3 minutes, just until peppers start to soften. Then add wine, shrimp and onions. Stir constantly, until shrimp are bright pink and hot, from 4 to 8 minutes. Spoon on pasta or rice.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 157, Protein 18.5g, Carbohydrates 3.5g, Fat 6.8g, Fibre 0.7g, Sodium 254mg.

Sauteeing mellows both the garlic and chilies in this stir-fry that's easy enough to do on a weeknight when you want to splurge on shrimp.