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Szechuan Shrimp Recipe-Pen Pen Shrimp
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Another popular Szechuan Shrimp Recipe-Pen Pen Shrimp
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 pound shrimp , deveined, wash and drain
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon whole Sichuan Peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoons salt or more as needed
  • 1 garlic cloves , sliced
  • 1 inch root ginger , shredded
  • 2 green onion whites , chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoon doubanjiang
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Coriander for decorating
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds for garnishing
  • 2 cups warm water
Side ingredients, you can choose your own
  • 4 ~6 shitake mushrooms
  • 2 cups of chopped cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Several drops of oil
  1. Clean the shrimp and drain. Then marinate with 1 tablespoon of cooking wine and several ginger shreds for around 10 minutes.
  2. Bring some water in a large pot with several drops of cooking oil and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook side ingredients until soft. You can use other side vegetables too. Transfer out and place on the bottom of your serving bowl.
  3. Heat up around 3 tablespoons of cooking oil until really hot. Place drained shrimp in to fry for around 40 seconds to 1 minute until the shrimp is almost cooked (the shell begins to change color). Transfer the shrimp out and remain the oil in wok.
  4. Add garlic, ginger, green onion, Sichuan peppercorn to stir fry until aroma. Then add doubanjiang to fry for the red oil. Add warm water, salt and light soy sauce by order. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes.
  5. Return shrimp in to cook for another 1 minute. Transfer all the content to the serving bowl. Garnish roasted sesame seeds.
  6. Heat up around 1 tablespoon of oil in wok and then pour the hot oil the surface of the serving bowl.
  7. Decorate with coriander and serve directly.
Recipe Notes

You can add broccoli, cucumber too.
Since both doubanjiang and soy sauce are salty, I only list 1 teaspoon salt in recipe. Taste your soup and adjust the amount accordingly.

Nutrition Facts
Szechuan Shrimp Recipe-Pen Pen Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 2310mg100%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 192mg19%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.