Chili Shrimp

Serving Size: 4
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  • 2 Pound large shrimp, preferably head-on
  • 0.25 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 stalk of fresh lemongrass, tender inner white bulb only, minced
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 medium jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Asian sweet chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • steamed rice, for serving


1. Using scissors, cut down the back shell of each shrimp and remove the dark intestinal vein, leaving the shell intact. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, sherry, chili sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce and sugar.

2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil. Add the deveined shrimp to the skillet and cook over high heat, turning once, until they start to curl and turn pale pink, about 2 minutes.

3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet with the jalapeños, garlic, lemongrass and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the scallions and the ketchup mixture and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Stir in the cilantro. Spoon the shrimp onto plates and serve with rice.