Chinese Lemon Pepper Shrimp Recipe


Chinese lemon pepper shrimp consists of crispy fried shrimp tossed with a sweet lemon and pepper sauce. Some of the key ingredients in the sauce include soy sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar. If you want additional flavor you can add a little grated lemon zest as well. What I like to do is stir fry a few lemon slices with the garlic and ginger to give the oil a nice lemon flavor. The shrimp can be either fried in the wok or cooked in the deep fryer. This Chinese dish is very simple and makes for a quick and delicious dinner. This recipe can easily be doubled if you want it to make more servings. Serve with white rice. Enjoy.

Ingredients:
1lb medium raw shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails removed)
½ cup cornstarch
1 cup vegetable oil
4 lemon slices
2 green onions (sliced)
Sauce-
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons fresh garlic (chopped)
½ teaspoon fresh ginger (minced)
1/3 cup soy sauce
¾ cup water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons course ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a shaker bag or sealable plastic bowl coat the shrimp with ½ cup of cornstarch. Let the shrimp sit for about 5 minutes so that the cornstarch will adhere better. Heat 1 cup of vegetable oil in a wok (or large skillet) over medium heat. Add the shrimp to the wok and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until the shrimp are lightly browned and fully cooked. Remove from the wok with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Dump out the oil.
Step 2: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the wok over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, and lemon slices and stir-fry for 15 seconds. Add soy sauce, and then dissolve 2 teaspoons of cornstarch in ¾ cup of cold water, and add to the wok. Add brown sugar, lemon juice, and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Step 3: Toss the fried shrimp with the sauce and top with green onions.
(Makes 2 Servings)

       

10 Responses to “Chinese Lemon Pepper Shrimp Recipe”

  1. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 23, 2012 @ 1:14 am

    I love the simple flavors in this! And it looks so easy – perfect for a weeknight dinner. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  2. MrsCow — March 24, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Made this last night for dinner! Very tasty and flavorful. I thawed frozen shrimp in water, and should have dried the shrimp prior to adding the cornstarch because it didn’t stick.

  3. Hattie — March 24, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Had this for supper tonight, completely delicious

  4. Audrey — March 27, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I made this for dinner last night. My family really enjoyed it!!!

  5. anne — March 29, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    wow, this looks super easy and delicious! anne

  6. Irene — April 23, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Do you think it would be ok to serve this with pasta?

  7. Bobby — April 24, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    Irene-Yes, I think that would be delicious!

  8. Melinda — May 29, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I just made this for lunch. My husband and I LOVED it!

  9. kate blue — October 18, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    made this for dinner tonight and I had to tweak it a bit cause I had started to make it and realized I didn’t have cornstarch! So I substituted (flour)…and then I did add a bit more brown sugar and just used a whole lemon cause I LOVE lemon. Delish!

  10. honeygirl — December 17, 2012 @ 6:36 am

    i try this recipe for my saudi employer today and they like it….thanks for this recipie this blog help me a lot…God bless to all

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