14 Chinese Shrimp Recipes to Give Dinner Serious Wow Factor
We've put together our favorite Chinese shrimp recipes that are quick and easy, but also exciting enough to rival your favorite Chinese take-out! From sizzling Szechwan stir fries to crispy homemade shrimp toasts — find your new favorite Chinese shrimp recipe right here.
Add some oomph to shrimp in this classic Szechwan-style seafood dish with a spicy red pepper, garlic and ginger sauce. The fact that shrimp cook so quickly, you can easily make this favorite Chinese take-out meal at home for family and friends!
Kung Pao Shrimp
If you enjoy the sweet-sour taste of Chinese Kung Pao chicken - give this version made with succulent shrimp a go! Keep the dried red chile whole as you cook for milder heat. If you prefer spicy food, add a pinch of ground Szechuan peppercorns to kick it up a notch.
Chinese Take-Out Shrimp with Garlic
There is no shortage of garlic in this shrimp and vegetable stir-fry recipe, but the great thing about making your own takeout is that you have total control — scale back on the amount of garlic if you like and decide on a level of spiciness to suit your guests.
This vegetable-loaded shrimp stir-fry with meaty king oyster mushrooms, bell peppers and beansprouts will be on the table quicker than having Chinese take-out delivered. If you're not a fan of beansprouts, substitute sliced water chestnuts or celery for added crunch.
Shrimp Lo Mein with Broccoli
This is such a versatile stir-fried shrimp recipe that almost any combination of crisp vegetables and soft noodles could be used — try it with fresh baby bok choy, sliced red bell peppers and vermicelli noodles. Scatter some toasted black or white sesame seeds on each portion before serving.
Shrimp Fried Rice
You can have this family-friendly seafood fried rice dish on the table even quicker if you have cold leftover rice in your fridge. Top tip: Begin by lightly scrambling the eggs in a wok over high heat, then set them aside to stir in at the end. The final dish will look so much more appetizing that way.
Raw shrimp, water chestnuts, green onions, fish sauce, herbs and spices are blended into a smooth paste, spread on toasted triangles of bread and then deep-fried. They look beautiful garnished with toasted sesame seeds. Serve these delectable dim sum shrimp toasts hot or warm — it shouldn't be a problem as they're sure to disappear fast!
Shrimp Stir Fry With Egg Noodles
If you are lucky enough to live near an Asian grocery store, stop by and pick up some fresh Chinese egg noodles. They cook in less than 2 minutes and hold their shape well when stir-fried with shrimp and vegetables.
Hunan Kung Pao
This Kung Pao chicken and shrimp dish made Hunan-style has plenty of fresh ginger, garlic, red chiles, and spicy Szechuan peppercorns.
Potstickers (Chinese Dumplings)
Learn how to make a huge batch of authentic shrimp and beef Chinese dumplings by following this recipe to a tee. You can freeze some of the filled, uncooked pot stickers for a later date. Serve the dumplings with an Asian-style dipping sauce for a Saturday night treat!
Awesome Egg Rolls
These delicious homemade egg rolls are packed with shrimp, shredded cabbage, carrots and beansprouts. A review by Jamie Pulk says "these egg rolls came out tasting JUST like the ones you get from a Chinese restaurant!" Serve with sweet chili sauce for dipping.
Wonton wrappers are filled with a mixture of seasoned pork and shrimp, then sealed to create that classic wonton shape. Deep-fry the dumplings or gently boil for a few minutes before serving in deep bowls with hot chicken broth. Uncooked wontons will keep in freezer for up to 2 months — they can be boiled straight from frozen if you adjust the cooking time to an extra 2 minutes.
Shrimp Egg Foo Young
A delicious Chinese omelet-style dish that's filled with stir-fried cooked shrimp, green onion and beansprouts. A simple sauce made from sweet-sour sauce completes the dish.
Shrimp with Broccoli in Garlic Sauce
An at-home recreation of a favorite restaurant dish, this shrimp and broccoli number is a must for garlic lovers. Some reviewers suggested the sauce needs some kick, so feel free to up the garlic and add some crushed red chili flakes if you like.