Szechwan Shrimp (Chili Shrimp)

"I found this on a website and tweaked it, after having this in several restaraunts while living overseas. I cannot find it anyplace stateside so this is the best interpretation of Chili shrimp I could find."
 
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photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
11
Serves:
1-2
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ingredients

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directions

  • In wok or skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Saute Shrimp, garlic, ginger, scallions and chile. Cook a few minutes.
  • Add sherry, ketchup, chili sauce, and cornstarch mixture and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until shrimp are done. Serve with rice.
  • Sometimes I dust the shrimp with flour before putting them in the oil, to make it like Chen's on iron chef! Enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. Jonathan Melendez
    Super tasty shrimp recipe. The sauce was incredible over rice and the shrimp were cooked perfectly.
     
  2. Diceman 2
    This is very good. I basiclly took the recipe and made Shrimp tacos. Much like fish tacos but with the Chili shrimp. I omit the cornstarch and saute the shrimp with the other ingredients then make a hot slaw of cabbage, sugar, carrots, and rice vinegar for topping the wheat soft tacos. DELISH. Another vesion would be to substitute chipoltle sauce with olive oil for the sesame oil. Great recipe Jessica K
     
  3. Bergy
    The garlic, Ginger & Chili is a great combination that makes these prawns burst with flavor. I cut the oil back to 1 tbsp. I used a Thai sweet chili sauce (very hot) instead of our regular chili sauce. I got all the ingredients ready ahead of time and had them in two bowls-the prawns, garlic, ginger, dry chili & scallions in one and the remaining ingredients in another. It took me 5 minutes for the actual cooking - Thanks Jessica for a delicious recipe, to be repeated, for prawns
     
  4. Ann F.
    Easy to make and really was hot. I'm glad I tried it, but won't make it again as it was ok.
     
  5. John C.
    I tried this out of curiosity. However, this uses far too much sesame oil, which other recipes rarely use for this type of szechwan dish.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Vincent S.
    Good recipe! Just changed a few things... Added chopped water chestnuts and celery with crescent sliced white onions.(to give it some crunch factor) Also added a bit of fish sauce, brown sugar and lime juice. I used siracha sauce instead of catsup (yuck). The water chestnuts,celery, green onions and white onions went in last, just long enough to get them hot then served on good steamed jasmine rice, all topped with fresh cilantro, delicious!
     
  2. jane49423
    awesome! I used some red Thai sauce in place of the chili sauce.
     
  3. Diceman 2
    This is very good. I basiclly took the recipe and made Shrimp tacos. Much like fish tacos but with the Chili shrimp. I omit the cornstarch and saute the shrimp with the other ingredients then make a hot slaw of cabbage, sugar, carrots, and rice vinegar for topping the wheat soft tacos. DELISH. Another vesion would be to substitute chipoltle sauce with olive oil for the sesame oil. Great recipe Jessica K
     
  4. Ackos
    I am not a big fan of shrimp but had some in the freezer. I used Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha hot chili sauce in place of the ketchup and chili sauce.
     
  5. NotQuiteVegetarian
    Jess this was OUTSTANDING! We love really HOT food, so I subbed the dried red chili peppers/flakes with a whole cut up dried chili; and used hot chili concentrate instead of the chili sauce. It was amazing and only took about 15 mins from start to finish. Served it with 90 second microwave rice. Wish I'd made twice as much! :-)
     

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