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Spicy Sweet Garlic Shrimps


70 min

Spicy Sweet Garlic Shrimps

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70 min


2 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

The taste of this dish will become a real surprise for you. The major ingredient of it – shrimps – is masterfully combined with spicy and sweet flavor. Try cooking the appetizer the sooner-the better to enjoy this great dish! 


  • shrimp: 900 g (large, peeled and deveined)
  • cornstarch: 8 Tbsp
  • water: 3 Tbsp
  • corn oil: 0.5 cup
  • garlic: 4 clove (large)
  • sugar: 3 Tbsp
  • cayenne pepper: 1 tsp (more if you like hot dishes)
  • salt: 1 tsp
  • tomato sauce: 0.75 cup
  • rice vinegar: 2 tsp (unseasoned)
  • dry cooking Sherry: 2 tsp
  • green onion: 1 cup (sliced)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Start cooking the dish with peeling the garlic. Then chop it well and set aside for a while.

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  2. Now, peel and chop the green onion. Set it aside as well. You will use it for garnish.

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  3. Get all the remaining ingredients together. Put 6 tablespoons of corn starch in a bowl. Make a slurry out of 3 teaspoons of corn starch and 3 teaspoons of water. This will be used at the end to thicken the sauce. Then thaw, peel and devein your shrimps under running water, and set them on a paper towel. They should be moist.

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  4. Boil the rice on medium fire for about 15 minutes.

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  5. Heat corn oil in the pan on medium fire, coat your shrimp on both sides with corn starch and fry them on both sides. Keep in mind that they fry very fast! If you overcook the shrimps, they will become rubbery and untasty.

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  6. Remove the shrimps from oil and drain on a fresh paper towel.

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  7. Pour off the corn oil. Leave 2 tablespoons or so. Add the garlic, cayenne, sugar and salt. Stir it up.

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  8. Fry everything up for a few minutes until the garlic becomes a bit amber.

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  9. Now, add tomato sauce, vinegar and sherry. Stir it up once again.

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  10. A few seconds later, add the corn starch slurry and stir to thicken.

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  11. Add the shrimps and stir to coat one more time.

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  12. Serve the dish warm and garnished with green onion. Enjoy!

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History of the Spicy Sweet Garlic Shrimps

Spicy Sweet Garlic Shrimps is a popular dish in Asian cuisine. This unique recipe combines the sweetness of sugar, the spiciness of cayenne pepper and the rich flavor of garlic to create a delicious and savory dish. Shrimps, which are known for their tender meat and delicate flavor, are used as the main ingredient, providing a perfect texture and taste to the recipe.

Tips and Tricks for Spicy Sweet Garlic Shrimps Recipe

To make the best Spicy Sweet Garlic Shrimp, follow these tips and tricks:

  • Use fresh and large shrimps to get the best flavor and texture.
  • Coat the shrimp with corn starch before frying them to make them crispy and crunchy on the outside.
  • Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become tough and rubbery.
  • Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper according to your spice preference.
  • Use unseasoned rice vinegar to prevent the dish from being too sour.
  • Add a pinch of salt to balance out the sweetness and increase the flavor of the dish.

Tips for presenting the dish

Spicy Sweet Garlic Shrimps can be served as a main dish or as an appetizer. Here are some tips for presenting the dish:

  • Serve the dish warm and garnish with chopped green onions and fresh cilantro for added flavor and color.
  • Pair the dish with steamed rice or noodles for a complete and filling meal.
  • Serve the shrimp in individual bowls or on small appetizer plates with toothpicks for easy serving and eating.
  • Decorate the plate with fresh lettuce leaves and chopped tomatoes for added presentation.
  • Serve the dish with a side of chili sauce or soy sauce for dipping.

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