Plumped Ginger-Caramel Shrimp

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by evelynathens

From the Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper.

Top Review by misscain

Loved it. I cooked it stove top but think I will like it even more charcoal grilled. Several friends I had over also loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Brine: In a medium bowl, combine the salt, sugar, chili powder, and warm water.
  2. Add the shrimp and set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. For Saute: Drain the shrimp, peel off their shells, if necessary, and pat the shrimp dry.
  4. In a large deep skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, pepper, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  5. Blend in the sugar and continue stirring until the garlic is pale gold; do not let it get dark brown.
  6. Drop in the shrimp and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes or until they are bright pink and barely firm.

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