Crunchy Salt And Pepper Shrimp

Crunchy Salt And Pepper Shrimp
Quick, simple, and delicious!
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 3
  • 1 lb (455 g) shrimp, frozen, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 1 cup (125 g) cornstarch
  • 3 cups (720 mL) oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper
  • ¼ cup (25 g) scallions, sliced
  • white rice, cooked, for serving
  1. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet.
  2. Add the shrimp to a medium bowl. Cover with cold water and let sit until thawed, about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the thawed shrimp on paper towels and pat dry.
  4. Place the cornstarch in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss until well-coated.
  5. Heat the oil in a wok or large pan until it reaches 400°F (200°C).
  6. Add the garlic and fry for 40 seconds-1 minute, until golden brown. Remove the garlic with a strainer or slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  7. Fry the shrimp, about 6 at a time, for 2 minutes, or until light golden brown. Transfer to the wire rack to drain.
  8. In a clean wok or large pan, add the ginger and red pepper flakes and toast for 2 minutes, until the ginger is starting to brown.
  9. Add the shrimp and toss to combine. Season with the salt and pepper and toss until well-coated.
  10. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and garnish with the scallions and fried garlic.
  11. Serve with rice.
  12. Enjoy!


Crunchy Salt and Pepper Shrimp

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Posted by Tasty on Thursday, August 2, 2018