Chef John

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30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Chinese Style Sautéed Deep Fried Shrimp

This Chinese Style Sautéed Deep Fried Shrimp (or Prawnsrecipe takes only 30 minutes to prepare. It's deep fried until they are crispy and then sautéed in a savory sauce. YUM!

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CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
TIME: 25 min
SERVING: 4 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 oz Large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp Green onion, minced
  • 3 cup Corn oil, for deep fry
  • 1 tbsp Cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Rice wine
  • 0.5 tbsp Oyster sauce
  • 0.5 tbsp Sesame oil
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Clean up shrimp: a.) cutting out whiskers and legs out first. b.) De-veining using a toothpick. Please watch the video.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
In a large saucepan over high heat, fry shrimps at 250-280 °C / 480-540 °F for about a minute (shrimp shells start turning pink), then transfer with a slotted spoon to a container.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Re-fry at 250-280 °C / 480-540 °F until shrimp turn to pink, transfer to a container and drain.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
In a large skillet at medium heat, add olive oil, ginger and green onion, stir until fragrant, stir in cooking wine, soy sauce, sugar, salt, rice, and wine,
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Add in oyster sauce and shrimps, stir fry until shrimps are well coated with sauce mixture. Add sesame oil stir and mix well.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
We recommend you to use whole, shell-on shrimp for this recipe, preferably with the heads still in tact. Do not cut the shell open, or the shrimp will dry out.