Dynamite Shrimp With Stir-fried Veggies And Vermicelli

23 Jan

In an attempt to recreate P.F. Chang’s Dynamite Shrimp I came up with this and though it wasn’t quite the same as theirs it was delicious it it’s own regard and turned into a lovely meal.

Time: 15 minutes           Serves: 4


  • Veggies

  • 1 small head napa cabbage, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped carrots (about 3-4 carrots)
  • 2 cups chopped daikon radish (about 2)
  • 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • rice vinegar to taste
  • soy sauce to taste
  • Gomasio (sesame seeds, seaweed & sea salt) or toasted sesame seeds to taste
  • sea salt, to taste (if using plain sesame seeds instead of Gomasio)
  • black pepper, to taste
  • Shrimp

  • 1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled & deveined (I removed the tails)
  • 1 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • Batter:
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp corn starch
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2/3 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 rice vinegar (or more to taste)
  • Vermicelli

  • 1 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 8 oz. vermicelli noodles, cooked according to package instructions & drained
  • 4 green onions, chopped – dark green parts reserved
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 tsp sesame oil

How to make it

  • Veggies

  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add radish, cabbage, pepper and salt if using and saute for another 3 minutes, or until desired texture is reached. Remove from heat, add soy sauce, vinegar, and Gomasio/sesame seeds and toss well. Cover to retain heat.
  • Shrimp

  • Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Combine batter ingredients. Toss shrimp in batter and add to skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients. Place into a seal-able container and add about half of sauce, seal and toss to coat. Add more sauce as desired.
  • Vermicelli

  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients and saute for 3-5 minutes.
  • Top with remaining green onion for garnish.

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