Ingredients

How to make it

  • TO CLEAN THE SHRIMP, remove the feathery legs and blot the shrimp dry with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coarse salt, peppercorns, and
  • sugar and set aside.
  • In another small bowl, combine the garlic, ginger,
  • scallions and the chopped chilies.
  • Heat a wok or deep skillet until it is hot and add the oil. When the oil is very hot and smoking, add the shrimp and deep-fry for about 1 minute or until they are pink. Remove them immediately with a slotted spoon and drain well. Pour off all but 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil and reheat the wok.
  • Add the salt-peppercorns-sugar mixture and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add the garlic-ginger-scallion-chiles mixture and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Return the shrimp to the wok and stir-fry over high heat for about 2 minutes until the spices have thoroughly coated the outer shell of the shrimp. Transfer the shrimp to a serving platter and
  • serve at once.
  • These shrimp are addictive.

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  • vik 6 years ago
    I had the best salt and pepper shrimp the last time I was in L.A. and have not been able to find anyone in Indy that makes them. Now I can make them myself. Will it work if I remove the shells?
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  • jemison 6 years ago
    Sounds wonderful...can't wait to try.
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  • trackwidow 7 years ago
    These sound very much like the shrimp at our local Chinese buffet place, but more flavorful. Thank you for the great post, I think they will be a hit here.
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  • kukla 7 years ago
    Salt & Pepper Beef Ribs was my fav when we ordered Chinese food (in Scotland, none-the-less :) and I adored them! Never could duplicate them; I look forward to trying these... Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I go once a week to our chinese place just for these... and yes they are addictive.. I eat those, the whole string beans and the hot and sour soup ... life is good... there is another recipe in about.com.. I think that's the site.. but it uses just black pepper... I like this better!
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