Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp Recipe

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Theodore Harvey Modified: March 21, 2022
Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp

A seafood dish that eaters of all ages will appreciate, this chili shrimp recipe is a 30-minute recipe flavored simply with garlic, ginger, and sugar.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



For Brine:

  • ¼cupkosher salt
  • tbspsugar
  • tbspchili powder
  • 4cupswater
  • 2lbsshrimp,peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen

For Cooking:

  • ¼cupVegetable Oil
  • ¼pcfresh ginger,(about 1 cup), (4-inch by 1-inch), peeled and finely chopped
  • 4largegarlic cloves,(about 2 tbsp) peeled and finely chopped
  • 4tspsugar


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the salt, sugar, chili powder and water. Whisk until the sugar and salt are dissolved.

  2. Drop in the shrimp and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.

  3. Heat the oil in a 12-inch sauté pan (preferably nonstick) over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 1 minute.

  4. Add the sugar and continue stirring until the garlic is pale gold. Do not let the garlic turn dark brown.

  5. Drain the shrimp in a colander, and immediately add to the pan. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly, until the shrimp are pink and barely firm. Serve immediately with rice.


  • Calories: 353.57kcal
  • Fat: 17.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.38g
  • Fiber: 1.86g
  • Sugar: 12.41g
  • Protein: 31.88g
  • Cholesterol: 285.76mg
  • Sodium: 1437.59mg
  • Calcium: 155.40mg
  • Potassium: 377.96mg
  • Iron: 1.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 196.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.64mg
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