Szechwan Shrimp


Szechuan shrimp is an impressive dish made with simple ingredients. I usually make it for company. For more or less heat, adjust the amount of red pepper. Serve over hot steamed rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 ounces cooked shrimp, tails removed


  1. Stir together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper, and ground ginger in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir green onions and garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in cooked shrimp; toss to coat with oil. Pour in ketchup mixture. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened.

    close up view of Szechwan Shrimp garnished with green onions in a pan
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 500mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 231mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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