Chili Shrimp with Garlic

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 5 min 4
Chili Shrimp with Garlic
Health Rating


1 dash Black pepper
3 1/2 tbsp Canola oil
1 dash Chinese five-spice powder
2 tbsp Cornstarch (alternative thickeners: arrowroot or barley flour)
5 clove(s) Garlic (finely chopped)
1 tsp Granulated sugar
4 stalk(s) Green onion, scallion, ramp (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
1 fruit Lime (small, cut into 4 wedges)
1 pepper(s) Red chili pepper (also chile or chilli) (thinly sliced into rounds)
1/2 tsp Salt
681 gm Shrimp, raw (large, peeled and deveined, tails left on)


1. In a large bowl, mix the cornstarch, sugar, five-spice powder, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper. In a small bowl, mix the garlic, chili, and scallions; set aside.

2. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Line a small baking sheet or large plate with a double layer of paper towels. Add the shrimp to the cornstarch mixture and toss until evenly and thoroughly coated.

3. In a heavy-duty 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1-1/2 Tbs. of the oil over medium-high heat until very hot.


4. Add half of the shrimp in a single layer. Cook without disturbing until deep golden and spotty brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, quickly flip each shrimp and continue to cook until the second sides are spotty golden brown, about 1 minute longer. (The shrimp may not be cooked through at this point.)


5. Transfer the shrimp to the prepared sheet. Add another 1 Tbs. of the oil to the skillet and repeat with the remaining shrimp, transferring them to the sheet when done.

6. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 Tbs. oil to the skillet. Add the garlic mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the chili and scallions are softened and the garlic is golden and smells toasted, about 1 minute. Return the shrimp to the pan and stir to combine.


7. Serve immediately, with the lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 325
Calories from fat 139
Calories from saturated fat 13.4
Total Fat 15.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.3 g
Cholesterol 259 mg
Sodium 553 mg
Potassium 428 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 2.3 g
Protein 35 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Grain 0.2
Meat 1.9
Vegetables 0.4

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