Easy Chinese style sauteed shrimp recipe in a frying pan

Easy Chinese Style Sauteed Shrimp

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!

Ingredients List

Here are the items you will need:

Cooking oil, I prefer healthier avocado oil
Medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
Green onions
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.

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!

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Easy Chinese style sauteed shrimp recipe in a frying pan

Easy Chinese Style Sauteed Shrimp

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


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.


Units Scale

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


Heat a 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 the garlic.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main dishes: Seafood
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • 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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