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Ebi Chili

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Pearl Ishizaki

"Ebi chili is one of those Japanese dishes which has Chinese influence. It is a shrimp or prawn dish with a sweet and spicy sauce. It's an easy recipe and a favorite bento ingredient for many kids. For this dish I've used fresh prawns, which needed to be cleaned well before cooking. In this recipe, the cooking time is only 3 minutes which makes it a perfect go-to recipe in case of kitchen emergencies."
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23 m servings 145 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Combine shrimp, water, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a microwave-safe bowl; mix well with your hands. Rinse under cold running water. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels; return to the bowl.
  2. Whisk ketchup, chili bean paste, sake, vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a bowl. Mix in scallion, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Pour ketchup mixture evenly over the shrimp. Cover bowl with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on 600W power until shrimp turn opaque, about 3 minutes.
  4. Spread lettuce pieces on a serving plate; pour shrimp on top. Garnish with sprouts.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also use frozen shrimps or prawns, just make sure to defrost them before using.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 145 calories; 1.1 g fat; 10.8 g carbohydrates; 21.5 g protein; 191 mg cholesterol; 1333 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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