Easy Chinese style sauteed shrimp recipe in a frying pan

Easy Chinese Style Sauteed Shrimp

Hey friends! I am back today with yet another delicious Asian-inspired recipe from our international friend Zhengzheng Ren (Dave), from Shanghai. Easy, Chinese style sauteed shrimp is fast, delicious, and one of my absolute favorites. 😃

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.

Lunch, Dinner, or Appetizer, Perfect for Any Time of the day

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!

Shrimp is Perfect any time for All-season Cooking

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 Easy Chinese Style Sauteed 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!

Grocery Shopping List for Easy Chinese style sauteed shrimp

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Cooking oil, I prefer healthier avocado oil
Medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined 
Green onions
Garlic
Ginger
Light soy sauce
Oyster 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.😃

Customize this dish for your Palette

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!

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Easy Chinese style sauteed shrimp recipe in a frying pan

Easy Chinese Style Sauteed Shrimp

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Main dishes: Seafood
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

This shrimp dish is so simple yet bursting with delicious Asian flavor. Serve it as an appetizer or pair it with a vegetable side and you’ve got a great meal.😃


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Ingredients

cooking oil
1 lb raw medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 bunch green onions, sliced
47 cloves of garlic, mashed and chopped
1/41/3 cup of ginger, coarsely chopped
1 T light soy sauce
1 T oyster sauce
1/4 tsp sesame oil, optional
1 T Chinese cooking wine, optional


Instructions

Heat large frying pan over high heat. Add oil, the white part of the green onion, ginger, and 2/3 of the garlic.
Saute for 1 minute. Be careful not to burn.
Add shrimp and the remaining seasonings. Stir until the shrimp is no longer white.
Reduce to low heat then add in the rest of the green onion and the rest of garlic.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: .5 g
  • Sodium: 299 mg
  • Fat: 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 26.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 229 mg

Keywords: shrimp, sautéed shrimp, sauté shrimp, asian flavor, quick dinner, Chinese food

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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!

xo,
Cindy

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2 Comments
  • Kelly
    Posted at 18:31h, 19 August Reply

    Amazing! We made it strong and loved the authentic Chinese flavors.

    • cindy
      Posted at 18:57h, 19 August Reply

      Agreed, the more ginger & garlic the better!🤩 Thanks so much Kelly.

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