• Prep Thyme Kim

Stir fry for two

Want to impress your date or significant other? Then prep these veggies and sauce the day before, when it's time to cook dinner, you'll look like a pro.

Cooking for more than two? Then double the recipe.


Stir Fry

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (avocado, canola, coconut)

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger

  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers

  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow peppers

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  • 1 cup chopped shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 pound of peeled deveined shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

  • 4 ounces Pad Thai Rice Noodles (Annie Chun's brand is good)

  • Fresh Basil for garnish


  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


You don't like bell peppers? No problem, substitute veggies like broccoli and carrots
Can't find oyster sauce? Use Worcestershire, white sesame seeds are good too if unable to find black


  1. Bring medium size pan of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook them on medium heat for about 2 to 4 minutes (depending on thickness of noodles), or until barely tender. Drain and cover with cold water

  2. In a skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoons of cooking oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, stir 1 minute

  3. Add bell peppers, green onions and mushrooms, stir 2-3 minutes

  4. Add shrimp, depending on size could take 2-5 minutes to cook. They will start off gray then turn pink and begin to curl

  5. Add noodles and sauce, stir for 1 minute

  6. Pour into a bowl then garnish with fresh basil and sesame seeds

Pro Tip: Create extra sauce, have availability in case your guest prefers more sauce, or when heating up left overs.