Hey friends! Here is yet another delicious Asian-inspired recipe from our friend Zhengzheng Ren, from Shanghai. Easy, Chinese style sauteed shrimp is fast, delicious, and one of my absolute favorites!
Don’t be shy with the garlic and ginger. You will be hooked!
Asian Shrimp Recipes
First and foremost, this dish is super flavorful and tasty. Chinese style shrimp is a pantry style recipe that can be made with frozen shrimp and mostly shelf-stable ingredients, yet, it is healthy, fresh, and colorful.
Make it in one skillet using ingredients you probably have hanging out in your kitchen already. It comes together quickly, like about 30 minutes.😃
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Lunch, Dinner, or Appetizer
I love that this shrimp dish is uber flexible. It is ideal for a busy weeknight dinner, or with a side for a large and complete meal, or a great appetizer idea when friends are dropping-in.
If you are looking for something with lots of flavors, quick, healthy, and delicious, this is it!
Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter
Are you looking for summer dinner ideas? How about a light lunch or a cozy fall or winter appetizer idea? Yup. This easy shrimp dish works perfectly in every category.
What Can I Serve with Chinese Shrimp?
This shrimp dish pairs well with noodles, such as a lo mein recipe or an easy vegetable side dish like broccoli, green beans, or asparagus. A bowl of steamed rice or fried rice would also be perfect companions.
To keep your menu low carb, use cauliflower rice or cauliflower fried rice instead. You can also serve with zucchini noodles or shirataki noodles. The possibilities are endless!
Here are the items you will need:
Cooking oil, I prefer healthier avocado oil
Medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
Light soy sauce
Chinese cooking wine, optional
Sesame oil, optional
Chili Flakes, optional
Can I use Frozen Shrimp?
Yes, definitely. I use pre-peeled frozen raw shrimp. Let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. When the shrimp is defrosted, pour out the liquid, rinse well and pat dry with clean paper towels.
In addition, you can, of course, use fresh shrimp or other seafood as well.
Spice this dish to your Taste
If you are looking for spicy recipes, you can notch this formula up to your preferred heat level. Add crushed chili peppers or more garlic for even more flavor.
We like it with just enough spice and whole lotta garlic, but you be you. Make it your way, mild or potent.
Without further ado, here is the tasty but super quick recipe for Chinese-style sauteed shrimp. Enjoy!Print
I hope you enjoy this Chinese Shrimp Recipe as much as we do! Let me know if you make it in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!