Salt and Pepper Shrimp


1 1/2 pounds large raw shrimp, deveined and shell on
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ginger, finely chopped
1 dried chili or fresh Thai chili, chopped
4 tablespoons Canola oil
1 stem green onion, finely chopped for garnishing (optional)


Rinse shrimp in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
Combine salt, pepper and sugar in a small bowl.
Combine prepared ginger, garlic and chili in a separate small bowl. These two steps will allow you to move quickly while cooking.
Heat up a large sauté pan or wok over high heat. Add oil and swirl.
When the oil is hot, place shrimp into the pan and sauté until done. It takes about 2 to 3 minutes.Remove cooked shrimp from the pan and set on a paper towel.
Place ginger, garlic and chili combination into the same pan. Quickly move it around in the remaining oil with your spatula.
Return shrimp into the pan. Quickly add salt, pepper and sugar. Stir until shrimps are evenly coated by all seasonings (about 30 seconds). Dish. Garnish with green onion and serve immediately.


The title kinda self-explained the three main ingredients for this recipe. Shrimp, salt and pepper. Mom suggested to add a little bit sugar to balance out the flavor. Trust me, you won’t taste the sweetness but it surely makes a difference.
In addition, finely chopped ginger and garlic are going to complement each other and really bring out the nature flavor of shrimp. Add one Thai chili or dried chili to give it an extra kick. What are the key words for this recipe? Easy, quick and delicious!


4 servings


Monday, March 6, 2017 - 4:13pm


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