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chinese shrimp stir fry

Chinese Shrimp Stir Fry – Authentic Cantonese Style

A fantastic meal for any seafood lover! This fried shrimp recipe is guaranteed to please everyone who tries out and shares this recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 300 g of Shrimp with the head removed but retaining the tail
  • 30 g of Garlic
  • 10 g of fermented black soybeans
  • 2 Dried red peppers
  • 25 g of Green Onions
  • 35 g of Bread crumbs
  • ¼ Green bell pepper
  • ¼ Red bell pepper
  • About 10g of flour
  • 10 g of Sugar
  • Peanut Oil make sure you have a whole bottle, as you will be deep-frying in this


  • Dice the Garlic, then soak in clean water and rinse, otherwise the garlic will become black and bitter after being fried. Then cut the dried red pepper and green onions into small pieces.
  • Fermented black soybean is an important source of flavor and texture for fried shrimp. Wash the fermented black soybeans and dry the surface moisture.
  • Cut the green peppers and red peppers into small 1 cm squared pieces and set aside.
  • After soaking the garlic for about 30 minutes, drain and squeeze out the excess moisture. Because the garlic will be fried as well, lay on a paper towel so that it will soak up any extra moisture still there.
  • The same process for the garlic must be done with the shrimp. Rinse, then pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Place the shrimp on a large plate, sprinkle about 10 grams of flour, and mix well by hand. The flour will not only absorb the extra moisture, but also give the shrimp a crispy outside layer.
  • Next, we fry the shrimp, garlic, and breadcrumbs. Take a small, non-stick pot and fill it about half full with peanut oil. Heat it to 160 degrees Celsius on the stove. (How to determine the temperature of the pan, a very simple and straightforward answer, buy a thermometer!)
  • Use chopsticks to put the shrimp in the pan. Because the pan is relatively small, don’t put too much at one time. About 5 or 6 will be enough.
  • When the shrimp is no longer translucent, and the body of the shrimp is curled (which only takes about ten seconds), it can be removed and placed on a paper to remove excess oil. Then repeat the above process and fry all shrimp.
  • Now we begin to fry garlic. After being fried, you will notice the strong smell. Add the garlic into the pan and observe closely as it will cook very quickly.
  • Wait until the garlic begins to look dry, and when the surface begins to change color, then pour in the bread crumbs and fry it together.
  • Next, preheat another pan for 1 minute or so, pour about 15 milliliters of peanut oil, and put 10 grams of chopped fermented black soybeans into the pan and stir until the fermented black soybeans release the fragrance. Add the chopped green onions and dried red peppers and stir fry.
  • Add the green peppers and red peppers, and stir fry quickly until they begin to soften.
  • Add salt according to your liking (because the fermented black soybeans themselves are salty, be careful when adding salt, don’t put too much), then add 10 grams of sugar.
  • Add the fried garlic and bread crumbs and stir well.
  • Put the fried shrimp and gently flip it to make the shrimp and bread crumbs, garlic crisps, and other seasonings fully incorporated.