Chinese style crispy salt and pepper shrimp
Main Course, Snack
Calories: 236 kcal
,cut into smaller sizes
whole Sichuan peppercorn
oil for shallow frying
fresh green pepper
fresh red pepper
Devein the shrimp and marinate with salt and ginger. Set aside for 15 minutes.
During this process, let make the real deal "salt and pepper". Toast Sichuan peppercorn with salt over slow fire until aromatic (takes around 1 minute). Transfer the mixture out and then ground into powder.
Coat shrimp with starch. Shake off extra starch before frying.
Heat up oil in wok until you can see waves on the surface. Fry the shrimp for to 1 minute by two batches. Transfer shrimp out. High oil temperature is the key factor to a great flavor.
Pour the extra oil out and leave only around 1/2 tablespoon. Fry garlic, scallion and chopped fresh peppers until aromatic.
Return the shrimp and sprinkle 3/4 of the salt and pepper.
Transfer out and sprinkle the remaining on the surface or on small corner of the serving plate.
Recipe first published in 2014 and updated in 2018
Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrates 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.