Spicy Stir-Fried Shrimp

Course : Chinese
Serves: 4
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3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Szechwan chili sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 small red pepper -- coarsely chopped
4 ounces snow peas -- trim, cut in half
3 medium scallions coarse chop
1 pound large shrimp -- peel, devein
1/3 cup fresh cilantro

Preparation / Directions:

Mix water, soy sauce, chili sauce and cornstarch in a measuring cup. Heat oil in a large skillet until hot but not smoking. Add bell pepper, snow peas and scallions. Stir-fry over high heat 3-5 minutes until tender-crisp. Reduce heat to medium-high, add shrimp and stir-fry 2-3 minutes until shrimp start to turn bright pink and opaque. Stir sauce, pour into skillet and bring to a boil, stirring often. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes, stirring once, until shrimp are opaque at the center. Stir in cilantro and serve immediately.

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