Chef John

530 RECIPES

30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Steamed Garlic Shrimp

Steamed Garlic Shrimp is an easy and delicious shrimp dish that is extremely simple to make. Nothing tastes better than fresh shrimp cooked right off the steamer.

CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 4 People
TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 10 large shrimp
  • 1 oz. garlic, minced
  • 1 oz. green bean vermicelli, soaked
  • 1 oz. fresh red chili pepper and green onion, shredded into thin pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp rice wine
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Cut out shrimp whiskers and legs. Split shrimp in the middle starting from head working toward the tail; leave tail portion uncut.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
In a rectangular dish, put green bean thread noodles over the bottom of the dish. Place shrimp on top of bean threads, tail in the middle. Split head toward both sides(form a “W” shape ). Line up all 10 shrimp one by one.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In a small skillet at medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic; stir till garlic turn light brown.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp fresh garlic, fried garlic and oil, rice wine, water, salt, sugar, and cornstarch. Pour mixture evenly over shrimp. Bring water in a steamer to a boil, put the dish with shrimp in, cover and steam for 8-12 minutes.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Garnish with red pepper and green onion. Pour evenly a tablespoon of hot oil over red pepper and green onion.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Serve and enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
Leave the shells on during steaming to give them a little insulation from the direct heat. This will let it cook a bit slower and result in more tender shrimp.