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Szechuan Shrimp Recipe

This is one of the best Asian Shrimp dishes I have made in a while. Szechuan shrimp may indeed even be better than my
Szechuan chicken recipe! A few Chinese shrimp recipes I have tried have been rather disappointing but this was really a hit. Best of all, it calls for precooked shrimp so there is little to no work needed. All I had to do was remove the tails. This is a fantastic combination of sweet and spicy. I found the red pepper flakes gave it just the right amount of heat. You can adjust the spiciness of the dish by adding more or less red pepper flakes. It also uses classic Asian flavors like soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. This is a very simple and very quick dish to prepare, perfect if you don’t have a lot of time. You could have this on the table in about 20 minutes. And best of all, there is no deep frying involved! Serve with white rice. Enjoy.

(Makes 2 servings)

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Szechuan Shrimp Recipe

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  • 12 ounces cooked large shrimp (with tails removed)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup green onions (sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)




  1. In a small bowl mix together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper flakes, and ginger.
  2.  Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic. Stir fry for 30 seconds.
  3. Add shrimp and toss to coat with oil. Pour in sauce. Heat while sitting until sauce is thick and bubbly.
  • Author: Bobby
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Wednesday 30th of October 2013

I tried it today, it is amazing and so quick... thanks a lot for sharing :)


Friday 20th of September 2013

Made this tonight and it was SO tasty! I didn't have ginger so I substituted a sprinkle of all spice. Served over brown rice. Yum! Thanks!


Sunday 11th of August 2013

Made this for dinner tonight using uncooked shrimp; I just threw them in a few minutes before everything else. Served it with brown rice. My husband and I very much enjoyed it. YUM!!


Wednesday 29th of May 2013

I am going to make it tonight and hopefully it turns out delicious. I am making it for a class project and i want everyone to love it.if it works out i will be soooooooooo happy! i'm trying it too and i hope i think its yummy. (my bff's name is maya).


Thursday 7th of March 2013

its ok to use sugar or caramel syrup instead of honey