Kung Pao Shrimp

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Kung Pao Shrimp is a sweet, spicy, and authentic dish from Szechuan Cuisine. It is a modified version of Kung Pao Chicken and is filled with bold flavors that tastes great over rice or noodles

Kung Pao Shrimp

YIELD

4 Serving

TYPE

Side Dish

TIME

30 minutes

LEVEL

Medium

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In a glass bowl, add cleaned and deveined shrimp, garlic powder, white pepper powder, salt, and cornstarch

Marinate Shrimp

1

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Mix well until all the seasoning coats on the shrimp. Reserve it for later use. Here I have rest the shrimp for 5 minutes but you can also fry them immediately

Marinate Shrimp

2

In a bowl, add dark soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, rice vinegar, hot chili sauce, brown sugar and mix well. Reserve this sauce for later use

Prep Kung Pao Sauce

3

In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and add the marinated shrimp. Fry them for 2 to 3 minutes

Fry Shrimp

4

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Flip and fry the shrimps for another 2 to 3 minutes. Make sure not to over fry them as it turns hard and rubbery

Fry Shrimp

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Remove and reserve the fried shrimp for later use

Fry Shrimp

6

In a wok with high heat, pour the sesame oil and add the garlic, ginger, Thai red chilies, dry red chilies, and scallions. Saute everything until they turn aromatic

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Add the onions and saute until it turns soft. Then add the crushed Sichuan peppercorns and give a nice stir

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Add the bell peppers and stir fry for 2 minutes

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Mix the reserved Kung Pao Sauce that we have prepared earlier and give a good mix. Allow the sauce to boil for about 1 to 2 minutes

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Add 1 tbsp of cornstarch and give a good mix. Adding cornstarch helps to thicken the sauce. I have used cornstarch directly and you can also use cornstarch slurry

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Once the sauce is thick, add the fried shrimp and give a good stir

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Finally add roasted peanut, scallions and give a nice stir. Now the delicious Kung Pao Shrimp is ready for you to taste and enjoy

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Serve this authentic Kung Pao Shrimp over white rice, brown rice, Schezwan fried rice, egg fried rice, noodles, or other rice dishes of your choice

Serving

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14