Recipes/ Seafood

Spicy Thai Shrimp Skillet

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We’re taking a little break from Thanksgiving recipe madness today to bring you this fabulously tasty {and healthy!} weeknight meal. You know, the meal you eat the night before Thanksgiving because it’s ready and on the table in 30 minutes flat?

You guys know my adoration for Stubb’s BBQ. They catered my rehearsal dinner last May and I’m still hearing my friends talk about the food that night…it was that good {jalapeno creamed spinach? Swoon}. Stubb’s is one of my freelance recipe clients, which means I get to play in the kitchen with their new products to create fun new recipes for their website. Sometimes I have to pinch myself that this is really my job!

Lately I have been obsessed with the new marinades Stubb’s has put out. Have you guys tried them yet?! I’ve found that a lot of times you don’t even need to let the meat officially marinate in the sauce — you can just use the sauce in the recipe like a normal ingredient and the end result is awesome!

Also, you don’t necessary need to stick with the meat that the marinade is supposed to pair with. I know…so rebellious, right? That’s just the way I roll. In this shrimp recipe, for example, I’m using the new Pork Marinade. It’s flavored with chilies, lime and ginger and works great to give this easy shrimp and rice skillet a spicy Asian kick!

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The shrimp in this recipe are tossed with the pork marinade then stir-fried with bell pepper, broccoli, ginger and bok choy. The marinade becomes a spicy sauce — perfect for soaking up the rice!

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When I say “spicy” I mean this dish definitely has a kick. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you prefer less spice, use a little less of the marinade.

We loved this easy weeknight meal and leftovers tasted great the next day for lunch!

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Spicy Thai Shrimp Skillet

serves 3-4

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1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails either on or off

1 head broccoli, chopped into florets

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

1 baby bok choy, chopped

1″ knob fresh ginger, minced

2 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp sesame oil

pinch of salt

1/2 cup of Stubbs Pork Marinade with chilies, lime and garlic

1/2 cup brown or white rice, uncooked

1 1/2 cups water


Place the raw shrimp in a large bowl and pour the Stubb’s pork marinade over. Toss well to coat and set aside.

Combine the rice and water in a small saucepot. Bring to a boil then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until rice has absorbed all the liquid. While your rice is cooking, chop your veggies.

In a large skillet or wok, add the coconut oil over medium high heat. When sizzling, add the broccoli, bell pepper and ginger. Drizzle with sesame oil and add a pinch of salt. Saute for about 4 minutes, until broccoli is crisp-tender.

Raise the temperature to high heat and add the shrimp {and marinade} to the skillet. Stir and cook for another 3 minutes or so until the shrimp are pink and curled. Add the bok choy and toss. Cook for another 30 seconds until it wilts.

Finally, add your cooked rice to the skillet. Stir to combine everything then remove from heat. Serve on plates or in shallow bowls.


30 minutes


I am working with Stubbs’ to develop recipes using their marinades, and thus, was compensated for my work. Obviously, all opinions expressed are always my own.

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    November 19, 2013 at 3:27 am

    What great, bright, vibrant colors in this stir fry! I love spicy food and I am impressed that you’re into while pregnant. Saltine crackers and ginger ale were too strong for me when I was pregnant…lol

  • Live Love Yum
    November 19, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Love stir-frys. No Stubbs available here though! Bummer.

  • Natashalh
    November 19, 2013 at 3:46 am

    I love shrimp and baby bok choy! They are both so delicious. I’ve never heard of Stubbs, though. I wonder if they’re a regional thing or if I just haven’t noticed!

  • Nicole
    November 19, 2013 at 5:06 am

    I love love love Stubbs. This stir fry just made it to my must make list.

  • liz
    November 19, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I LOVE this stuff!!! I use it to marinate all of my fish, and by all, I pretty much mean every day….the BF is a fisherman 🙂

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
    November 19, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Yummmm!! My husband would love this. He loves all things spicy and if shrimp are included that is even more of a plus!

  • Colleen
    November 19, 2013 at 6:25 am

    That looks fabulous! We love the BBQ sauce, now we’ll have to try the marinades…

  • Bryony @ Friday Night Dinners -- PDX
    November 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This looks great! I’ll have to try out the Stubbs marinades.

  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog
    November 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

    This sounds amazing and perfect for a quick weeknight meal like you suggested. I’ve never tried a Stubbs’ sauce, but I’m always on the lookout for new marinades. Definitely going to check them out.

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    November 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

    yum! shrimp is one of my go-tos for a quick weeknight meal for all the reasons above. that marinade does look amazing, my husband would love it!

  • Ashley | Our Full Table
    November 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

    This looks so yummy! I love shrimp!

  • Kelly Mitchem
    November 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

    This looks absolutely delicious, I will have to make this soon! It seems like a great meal to make for guests as well.

  • Caroline L.
    November 19, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I think it’s going to be a little rainy in the Bay Area this week, and when it’s rainy – I’m always in the mood for something spicy and hearty! This looks like an awesome choice 🙂

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    November 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I find shrimp so useful to have on hand. So many wonderful meals can be created. I love this dish. It looks amazing!

  • Patricia
    November 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with Stubbs since my husband randomly chose it from an array of BBQ sauces in the grocery store. Must nbe the Georgia boy in him that had a sixth sense about it because I don’t ever bother trying or buying anything else anymore. So good!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
    November 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Yum1 I love a good stir fry, and this looks delicious!

  • Morgan
    November 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Yum! Been looking for a recipe like this.

    • Morgan
      November 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      I’ll probably use wild rice though : )

  • Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists
    November 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Love this! I’m always looking for quick weeknight meals. The colors of it are gorgeous!

  • Sanaz@Run for Cake
    November 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Delish! I love shrimp, so healthy, reasonably priced, easy to freeze and defrost and best of all QUICK. Your pictures look great. They makes hungry… Even at nearly 11 pm 🙂

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs
    November 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    What a delicious dish! I need to find Stubbs here, that will be my next mission then give this recipe a try.

  • Heather @ French Press
    November 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

    what a gorgeous dish, and the fact that is is fast and easy….yippee

  • 3girls1apple
    November 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Love seafood but not a big fan of shrimp, but this look delicious. Have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing from

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  • melissa
    November 21, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I made this recipe last night and it was so delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  • amybtwink
    November 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I usually have one day a week where I cook a nice dinner for myself. My kids go out with their grandparents for the evening and my hubby has class, so I get the house to myself! This would be great with a glass of wine curled up next to my dog catching up on my DVR shows! Yum!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    November 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Yum, this is my kind of dinner! Easy and flavorful!

  • Linda
    November 24, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Jenna, as always, another GREAT recipe. We made it last evening and it was delicious. The Tubb’s pork marinade does spice things up, especially welcome on a cold and windy WI evening with temp’s in the single digits!

  • Linda
    November 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I meant Stubb’s marinade!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
    November 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Delicious! I appreciate a non-Thanksgiving related recipe these days.

  • Tammy
    July 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I just made this dish. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe. : )

  • Cassiartgeek
    November 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I made this tonight, and it is glorious!!! I didn’t put in all of the marinade as I’m a little on the whimpy side, and it was perfect for me. Still spicy, but not enough to cause an inferno in my throat. Thanks!!