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Chinese-style sauteed garlic shrimp recipe in a fry pan.

Easy Chinese Style Sauteed Shrimp


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.



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 tablespoon light soy sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/4 teaspoon sesame oil, optional

1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine, optional


Start by cleaning and deveining the shrimp. Heat cooking oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok.

Add oil, the white part of the green onion, ginger, and 2/3 of the garlic. Saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Be careful not to burn.

Quickly add the shrimp to the pan, spreading them out in a single layer. Add in the remaining seasonings.

Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until they turn pink and opaque. Reduce to low heat, then add the remaining green onion and garlic.

Finally, garnish with chopped green onions. Serve the sautéed shrimp over steamed rice or with  lo mein noodles for a delicious and quick Chinese meal.


You can notch this formula to your preferred heat level for a spicy dish. We love to add crushed chili peppers and more ginger and garlic for even more flavor!

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

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

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