Clover's Shrimp and Basil Recipe -
Clover's Shrimp and Basil Recipe
  • READY IN 24 mins

Clover's Shrimp and Basil

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"Serve on greens as an appetizer or with pasta for a main course."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    9 mins

    24 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil and sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Mix in the ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir 5 minutes.
  2. Stir the shrimp, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper into the skillet. Over high heat, cook 3 to 4 minutes, until opaque. Turn off heat, and mix in the basil leaves.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2006

This recipe is inspirational! I'm on a low fat/carb diet so I changed this one up a bit - i nixed the oil, used pam spray, made a fat free curry mustard mayo, spread it on a low carb tortilla, lined that with boston bib lettus and spooned some warm shrimp/pepper mixture and wrapped it up! a FREAKING awsome lunch! the flavours are out of this world! thanks for this one!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2006

This was okay. Any recipe with bell peppers is terrible reheated. The peppers turn to mush. As a one night meal this is a three star. As a reheat it is a one. The best way to eat this is making sure you have a piece of shrimp with a piece of pepper with a piece of basil on you fork. Not bad, but we ALWAYS have leftovers and this doesn't work for that


10 Ratings

Sep 30, 2004

Excellent!! Have used it at work. Most ordered appetizer.

Mar 28, 2011

I find A LOT of people OVERCOOK their food and cook it at too high of a tempurature, this would lead to the mushy peppers, rice, ect. Still love this dish!

Aug 23, 2010

Like most others, I tweaked a bit. It needed more oil to stir-fry and I used less of the basil than called for. Wish I'd had a red pepper as the photos would have been more colorful but since I cut the recipe in half, I used one yellow pepper with some green on it. We liked this and will make it again during the summer months when most of the vegetable and herb ingredients are fresh from our garden. Note: I used the raw shells from the shrimp to flavor the pasta water - remove before adding the pasta. Kicks up the flavor!

Jul 31, 2009

Served this with rice and it was excellent. Used dried basil instead and doubled the sauce. We added the cooked rice at the end and mix it all together, the rice tasted excellent with the seasoning. Will make again soon.

Mar 26, 2007

Nice for a change. I like my shrimp with the shells so I left them... but i think it would have been more enjoyable to eat if I took the time. I'm not usually a big fan of red peppers but the combination with the basil made a nice fragrant dish. Might be a bit spicy for some but I liked it.

Nov 12, 2005

not very good at all, maybe i did something wrong.


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  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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