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{flavor stories} spicy + tangy…

Lately I've been working on some new video ideas—like a video version of a column we used to have here called Flavor Stories. I love emphasizing flavors and thinking about how two different ones can work together. So the new video version of Flavor Stories will show you how I like to marry two of my favorite tastes. Today, it's all about spicy and tangy in this super easy shrimp stir-fry recipe. The best part is…all of these take less than 30 minutes to make! Hope you guys enjoy it!

P.S. You can follow along with all the Oh Joy videos by subscribing to my YouTube channel right here!

P.P.S. You can pin the dish right here. And here's the printed recipe below…


Prep time: 15 minutes, cook time: 15 minutes

You'll need:
-1 Tbsp olive or vegetable oil
-1 shallot, diced
-2 cloves of garlic, diced
-1 lb. of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
-2 cups of sugar snap peas, sliced
-1/2 cup ketchup
-1/2 cup Sriracha
-Salt & pepper
-Jasmine rice

Here's how:
1. In a wok or curved nonstick pan, over medium-high heat, add oil. Add garlic and shallots and saute until they're cooked halfway through.
2. Add the shrimp and saute until pink on both sides, but not totally cooked through.
3. Add the sugar snap peas, salt and pepper to taste.
4. Once the shrimp and peas are almost fully cooked, add the ketchup and Sriracha. Add less Sriracha if you prefer a less spicy dish; otherwise, one-to-one is the intended ratio.
5. Toss everything together, making sure the shrimp is cooked through.
6. Serve with jasmine rice and enjoy!

{Video by Jenner Brown. Music by the Fair Weather Watchers licensed from With Etiquette.} 


  1. Yum, I really want to try this recipe! I love the video format, however I wish you had posted a picture of the finished meal so I could add it to pinterest!

  2. Yummy! Oh Joy, I really enjoy watching the videos that you made. Keep the videos coming:) So happy & great inspirations! Thanks Joy!

  3. It’s great to see flavor stories back on the blog with a new twist, Joy. I love the simplicity of the dish and aptly timed as I just learned how to make sriracha down at Poketo. This is a perfect excuse to use it!

  4. i love this video! my husband would love this meal too. we’re going grocery shopping today and i think you just gave us an idea for dinner.
    can’t wait to see more from this series! : )

  5. Love that your columns are going straight to video. You should be gunning for a web series.

  6. I love how simple and flavorful this recipe is, perfect for a party of 2 ! I hope you continue to post more videos like this in the future. Thanks Joy!

  7. I love how easy you made it, I will add this to my grocery list on Sunday. Thanks Joy. Your so fab!!!


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