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Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Written by Bobthefoodie

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp is a very simple dish that carries loads of flavour with very few ingredients. I have used this time and again, with great success as both a starter and also as a canape. I normally served in a large glass bowl in the middle of a table for buffet or nibbles. As a starter, I normally just serve this on a bed of crisp lettuce. However, don’t forget to use the marinating juices and drizzle over the leaves. The ease at which this is made in only 15 minutes, ignoring marinating time, means a fast tasty dish. Also, the fact this dish is served warm gives it extra flavour and allows the salt, pepper and garlic powder to fully absorb.

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp

One of those simple dishes that will become a favourite canape and starter.
4.64 from 50 votes
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Course: Canapes, Starter
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 214kcal



  • Combine the shrimp, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a bowl, tossing to combine well.
  • Marinate refrigerated for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Toss with the corn-starch.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat and fry the shrimp in small batches until done, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve immediately


Sodium: 1099mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Fiber: 0.2g | Potassium: 312mg | Cholesterol: 229mg | Calories: 214kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 9g | Protein: 29g | Carbohydrates: 3g