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Chinese Coconut Shrimp Recipe

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  • 1lb jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails off)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liquor
  • A ½ cup of coconut milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or less)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. In a wok heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add shrimp and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add green onions and amaretto liquor. Cooking for another 1-2 minutes until the shrimp begins to caramelize.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside. Add to the wok- coconut milk, heavy cream, and sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (stirring occasionally) until the sauce is reduced by half (about 6 minutes).
  5.  Add shrimp back into the wok and add vanilla and coconut extracts. Simmer for another 1-2 minutes and serve.
  • Author: Bobby