Stir-fry Salt and Pepper Shrimp

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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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Stir-frying lowers the fat and calories in this variation on popular Chinese deep-fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp. Serves 4.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, white pepper or Szechuan peppercorn, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for stir-frying
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red chilli pepper, deseeded and chopped, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion

How to Make It

  1. Soak the shrimp in warm, lightly salted water for 5 minutes. Rinse in cold water, drain and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly coat the shrimp with the cornstarch.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the salt with the freshly ground pepper and set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons in a preheated wok on medium-high to high heat. When the oil is hot, add the shrimp and stir-fry until they turn pink. Remove from the wok. Clean out the wok.
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic, chili pepper and the salt and pepper mixture. Stir-fry until fragrant (10 - 15 seconds) and then add the shrimp back into the wok. Stir-fry to coat the shrimp into the salt and pepper mixture. Stir in the green onion or serve as a garnish with the shrimp.

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