Shrimp-and-Bacon Stir Fry

Shrimp-and-Bacon Stir Fry


  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (such as Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili)

  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)

  • 4 tsp. soy sauce

  • 2 tsp. fish sauce (optional)

  • 6 ounces (4 slices) thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 12 ounces large peeled, deveined raw shrimp

  • 1 Tbs. J. Olive Co. Japanese Roasted Sesame Oil

  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1 small yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh ginger (from a 1-inch piece)

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped (about 2 tsp.)

  • 2 (8.5-oz.) pkg. precooked microwavable jasmine rice (such as Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice)

  • Cilantro leaves

  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Stir together sweet chili sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, and, if desired, fish sauce in a small bowl.

  2. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium. Add bacon; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in wok. Increase heat to high. Add shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, until opaque and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to plate with bacon.

  3. Add sesame oil, bell peppers, and salt to wok. Cook, stirring often, until peppers are tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and peppers are lightly charred, about 2 minutes. Add chili sauce mixture, shrimp, and bacon. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through and well coated, about 20 seconds. Transfer to a medium bowl.

  4. Heat rice according to package directions. Divide rice evenly among 4 shallow bowls, and top with shrimp mixture. Garnish with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.

Recipe courtesy of The SL Kitchen.