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.

Ingredients:
-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.

16 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. this looks and sounds amazing!

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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

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

    xoxox,
    CC

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