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Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Salt and Pepper Shrimp can apparently be found several Chinese buffets; Although, I have not actually seen it at one around here. What is so unique about this recipe is the shrimp are eaten with the shell on. This may be a turn off to some people if it is please feel free to remove the shell after cooking. What I like about having the shell on is it gives the shrimp a nice crunch. Just as the name says, this recipe uses a lot of salt and pepper. It also uses ingredients such as fresh garlic and ginger. The flavors blend perfectly to create fantastic tasting shrimp. The shrimp are first deep fried for 20 seconds and then fried in the work for another 20 seconds. This is another fantastic Chinese recipe. Enjoy.




(Makes 3 Servings)

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe

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  • 1 ½ lb large raw shrimp (deveined with shells on)
  • Canola oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup green onions (sliced)
  • ¼ cup fresh garlic (minced)
  • ¼ cup fresh ginger (minced)
  • ½ tablespoons of sea salt
  • ½ tablespoon ground pepper mix (black, green, red, etc.)




  1. Pat dry shrimp with paper towels. Heat a deep fryer to 375 degrees.
  2. Add shrimp and deep fry for 20 seconds. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  3. Coat the wok with a little oil and sauté green onions, garlic, and ginger for 15 seconds.
  4. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Stir fry for 20 seconds and serve.
  • Author: Bobby


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Tuesday 16th of March 2010

It's truly amazing how so few ingredients can make something so very GOOD. I will definitely give this a try..looks so easy and delicious.


Monday 8th of March 2010

Sam - Sorry, I have never heard of cooking with urine before.

Karen - Yeah, I am not sure if that was a serious comment or what. As for the crushed red pepper, I would say go for it! I think it would be great.

Donald Cofell - Thanks, I am glad you are enjoying my recipes!

Donald Cofell

Monday 8th of March 2010

It was a lucky day when I came across your site. I was looking for a Lemon Chicken recipe, and it was great then all the others--Bourboun Chicken-Black Pepper Chicken-Zita and so on, too many to mention. Everything I have tried has been terrific, and your photographs are so appealing, and you methods and instructions are so easy to follow. The other thing is that the ingredients are not exotic and even living in Canada in a rural area I can get things. We are not big on desserts, but some of the recipes are wearing down my willpower. Many thanks


Monday 8th of March 2010

I think this recipe looks AMAZING. In my book, anything with 1/4 of garlic in it has got to be delicious. Even chocolate chip cookies (haha).

Wondering if this would be good with some crushed red pepper, too? I have a wonderful tri-color peppercorn medley I like to use, but it doesn't have much heat. I live in Spain and am addicted to gambas al ajillo... so I like my shrimp spicy! Am also thinking a splash of toasted sesame oil would be good? Do you think it would warm up the flavor of the shrimp a bit?

I LOVE that somebody commented to this post with "have you tried urine soup" That's gotta be on my top-10 funniest list.

Sam Whitzeltauter

Sunday 7th of March 2010

Hey Robby,

I love the site, the meals you prepare are nothing short of culinary genius! My mouth waters just looking at these dishes that you have bestowed upon the domain of internet users worldwide from the United States all the way to Mozambique(where I represent, what what can I get a witness holla?) Anyhoo, I was just wondering if you know for the salt and pepper shrimp that instead of the salt and pepper for seasoning would urine work? Over here in Mozambique we use animal or human urine in a lot of our dishes either in soup broths or slowly cooked until it is caramelized into a bitter tasting syrup of sorts, sort of like hollandaise sauce but just with urine instead. I know, I know you may think that that is somewhat uncouth but trust me outside of America urine is a delicacy if cooked with a little TLC. Just wondering if you tried or not? Take care Robby and thanks!