Dec 16, 2011

Easy Chinese Salt & Pepper Shrimp

This is the season to entertain family and friends and when we do Chinese at home, salt and pepper shrimp dish is one of my favorite go-to entree which happens to be a party favorite all the time. As in all my dishes, I prefer dishes that are tasty, pretty and easy to make. I prefer to spend time doing other things. I love the flavor is lightly pan fried shrimp in shell and the taste of garlic, onion, ginger, salt and pepper. I usually have my guests licking their fingers.

-shrimps with shell on, and deveined by cutting the back with a small pair of scissors (In here, I used 12 jumbo shrimps) Any type of shrimps are find as long as fresh
-2 large cloves of garlic, 2 stalks of green onion, and 2 quartz size slices of ginger

 Finely mince green onion, garlic and gingers, and set aside
 Dry shrimps with paper towel and coat with corn starch, shake off excess
-Pan fry shrimps with olive oil until gold brown on both side and remove from pan.
-Remove all the oil except about one tablespoon left.
-Add garlic and ginger and cook until light gold brown on medium fire. Over cooking will make garlic and ginger bitter, which is rather unpleasant.
-Add shrimps back to the pan, turn off fire and add green onion.
-Lightly sprinkle sea salt, black and white pepper over shrimps and toss. I like pepper flavors so I add lots.

What is your favorite shrimp dish to make at home??

*If you don't like shell on, it is okay to remove. Just leave tail on for pretty presentation.


  1. So good. My dad used to make a similar dish. We all loved it. Total traditional Chinese cooking.

  2. YUM! I love salt and pepper shrimp but have never made it myself. Thanks for the recipe, going to try it out!

  3. I love salt and pepper shrimps. It is a favorite in my family. Will try this out for sure.

  4. Looks delicious! I am sure it tasted delicious, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. this looks and sounds amazing!

  6. WOW! Thanks for this recipe - I really want to try it. I imagine this would work well too with a squid for a chinese style calamari. I want to try this for sure.

  7. looking good! xoox
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  8. my goodness, shrimps are one of my biggest weaknesses! yummy! happy weekend, darling! xo

  9. yum! i'd be nervous that they wouldn't be cooked and then i'd prob over

  10. Omg I am salivating at this moment reading this post! Is there any flavour combination more delicious than garlic, ginger and green onion? haha

  11. hola guapa
    que buena pinta tiene todo, he descubierto tu blog, así que te seguiré
    besos desde españa

  12. This looks wonderful! I'm going to try it.

  13. So yummy, darling!
    Thanks for the recipe!



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