Chef John

465 RECIPES

30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Steamed Garlic Shrimp

Steamed Garlic Shrimp - 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
TIME: 30 min
SERVING: 4 People
INGREDIENTS:
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Cut out shrimp whiskers and legs, split shrimp in the middle starting from head working toward the tail, leaving tail portion uncut.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
In a rectangular dish, put mung bean strings over the bottom of the dish, lay shrimps on top of bean threads, tail in the middle, split head toward both sides(form a “W” shape ), Line up all 10 shrimps 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. Evenly pour mixture over shrimps. Bring water in a steamer to boiling, put a dish with shrimp in, cover and steaming for 11 minutes. Bring water in a steamer to boiling, put a dish with shrimp in, cover and steaming for 8-12 minutes.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Sprinkle shrimps with red pepper and green onion, evenly pour tbsp hot oil over red pepper and green onion.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
Leave the shells on when steaming them to give them a little insulation from the direct heat. This will let them cook a bit slower and result in more tender shrimp.