Posted by: SV | June 30, 2009

Cauliflower and Shrimp Stir-Fry

I don’t often cook cauliflower but this is one of the dishes I do like.  The longest cooking time is the cauliflower – very dependent on how large you cut the florets.  I prefer the cauliflower to be on the firmer side with a slight crunch to it still.  Vary the cooking time dependent on how you like your vegetables cooked.

Cauliflower and Shrimp Stir-Fry
(Serves 4-6)

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 lb of shrimp, peeled
  • ½ tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1/2 onion, cut pole to pole
  • 5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp chopped chives/green onions
  • cilantro for garnish

1.      Heat 2 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in garlic.  Be sure you have a lid for the skillet.

2.      Add peeled shrimp,  salt and pepper.  Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until shrimp is half –way cooked.  Set shrimp aside in a bowl.

3.      Add 3 tsp of oil to skillet then the cauliflower florets and stir-fry for 5 minutes.

4.      Add water to pan and cover with lid, cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.

5.      Add onion to the stir-fry and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.

6.      Add the stir-fried shrimp, fish sauce and green onions.  Stir-fry until shrimp is fully cooked.

7.      Garnish with cilantro.


Cauliflower and Shrimp Stir-Fry, originally uploaded by simpleviet.




  1. tank youn for all those delicious recipes, now I’m able to cook my husband’s favorite dishes without asking my mother-in-law…lol

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