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Garlic Chili Shrimp

Asian style stir fried garlic chili shrimp or prawns is juicy, spicy and sweet. Often in Asian cuisine, shrimp or prawns are cooked as a whole that have head and shell on. Not only it is convenient to cook, but also it retains shrimp juicy and gives more flavor to the food. 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 73.2kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 pound Raw whole shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee garlic chili sauce (depends how spicy you can handle)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • 3 sticks Green onion


  • Minced garlic
  • Pour 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil into non-stick pan and turn on medium to high fire. Then, put the minced garlic and stir fired for a minute.
  • Add washed whole shrimp and stir fried a few time
  • Next, add 1 tablespoon of garlic chili sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of water and stir fried a few minutes until it cooks that shrimp turn in orange red color (Around 3-5 minutes and don’t over cook them because the texture of shrimp will change. )
  • Until the shrimp is cooked then add chopped green onion and ready to serve


Cooking tips for chili garlic shrimp: 

  • Don't over cook the shrimp because it will change to be tough and dry texture.
  • Remember to add garlic chili sauce depends on how hot you can handle. I suggest to add half tablespoon at a time.


Serving: 14g | Calories: 73.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.95g | Protein: 11.82g | Fat: 1.66g | Saturated Fat: 0.82g | Cholesterol: 142.88mg | Sodium: 608.27mg | Potassium: 52.88mg | Fiber: 0.13g | Sugar: 1.16g | Vitamin C: 2.91mg | Calcium: 85.61mg | Iron: 1.27mg