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Shrimp and Basil Stirfry


Special Diet

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


Main Course

Main Ingredient

Seafood, Rice & Grains


Quick & Easy, Entertaining


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red Fresno chilies, or 1 jalapeño, sliced into rounds
  • 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup San-J Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 cups Thai basil leaves, or regular basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice, kept hot
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges for serving


  • Heat oil in a large straight-sided skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add chilies, shallots and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender and fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in shrimp and cook until fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Add San-J Tamari Soy Sauce, honey and fish sauce, and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce reduces by half, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Stir in basil until just wilted. Garnish with additional basil. Serve with rice and lime wedges.
Tip: Thai basil can usually be found in the produce aisle of your local Asian grocer.
Tip: Thai basil has a strong peppery flavor and is often described as having a licorice flavor, similar to star anise.

* The Gluten Free recipes that appear in this website incorporate a variety of San-J's products that are Certified Gluten Free. Please be sure to consider the other ingredients to make sure they comply with your dietary needs and restrictions.

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