P.f.chang's Firecracker Shrimp (copycat)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Crabbycakes

Here is another P.F.Chang's Bistro recipes, since all of you liked the Lettuce Wraps so well. I think this one is yummy as well.

Top Review by AllergyGirl

This recipe tasted fine (albeit nothing like P.F. Changs), but the directions are horribly confusing. First of all, there's a whole section of ingredients called "shrimp marinade" that aren't even discussed in the directions. Second of all, it says "chili paste" in multiple places in the ingredients, and it's confusing as to where to actually add it. Third of all, steps 7-11 brought me to tears of frustration. "Finish with sesame oil"? What does that mean? Do you mix it in? Put it on top? Serve it on the side? How much sesame oil? Finally, the name "firecracker" is no misnomer - it's incredibly spicy! Please fill in some much needed details on this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook noodles until al dente.
  2. Shock in generous amounts of ice water, turning with your hands to speed chilling.
  3. Drain very well.
  4. Coat lightly with sesame oil.
  5. Heat wok, add 1 teaspoon of oil.
  6. Place shrimp into medium hot oil;slightly undercook.
  7. Drain wok, wipe out excess oil.
  8. Add noodles and toss with 3 ounces of Firecracker Shrimp Sauce.
  9. Mound noodles into a large shallow bowl;clean wok.
  10. Stir-fry garlic and chili paste, add onions and bell peppers, add 6 ounces of Firecracker Shrimp Sauce and toss quickly.
  11. Finish with sesame oil.
  12. Place shrimp and sauce over noodles.
  13. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.

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