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Kung Pao Shrimp (Kung Pao Prawn)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Kung Pao Shrimp developed from traditional Chinese kung Pao Chicken has a spicy yet slightly sweet taste.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Kung Pao, shrimp
Servings: 2
Calories: 543 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 300 g unshelled shrimp
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil
  • 7-15 dried chili pepper
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn
  • 3 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 thumb root ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper , cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper , cut into small pieces
  • 2 Chinese large scallion , white part only
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts or cashew
Stir-fry sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. black vinegar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. stock or water
  • 1 tsp. sugar
Shrimp Marinating
  • 1/2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  1. Devein the shrimp and then cut a small line on the back of the shrimp (for better flavoring). And then marinate the shrimp with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, white pepper and cornstarch. 

  2. Mix all the ingredients for kung pao sauce in a small bowl.

  3. Cut all the ingredients and break only 2-3 whole chili pepper into halves. If you want to reduce the hotness, use whole dried chili peppers only.

  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry ginger, garlic, Sichuan peppercorn and dried chili pepper until aromatic. Then place the shrimp in. Fry for 20 seconds over high fire.

  5. Place peppers and scallion. Continue frying until the peppers are slightly soft (around 20 seconds). Pour in Kung Pao sauce and place in the nuts. Mix well and transfer out immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Kung Pao Shrimp (Kung Pao Prawn)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 543 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 378mg126%
Sodium 3061mg133%
Potassium 404mg12%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 47.4mg57%
Calcium 254mg25%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.