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Chili Garlic Hakka Shrimp Recipe

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  • Author: Rinku Bhattacharya
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This dish is both inticing and comforting for cool winter evenings, but still with a fresh flair.



For the Shrimp

  • 1 pound of large shrimp, shelled with tails on if desired
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons canola or other mild tasting vegetable oil

For the tossing sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 11/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro


  1. In a mixing bowl, place the shrimp and mix it with the lemon juice, soy sauce and the cornstarch.
  2. Heat the oil in a wide bottomed pan for at least a couple of minutes until almost smoking.
  3. Place the shrimp in a single layer and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until the shrimp crinkles and curls and turns nice and crisp.
  4. Gently remove the shrimp on to a plate.
  5. Add in the remaining tablespoon of oil and add in the ginger and saute lightly.
  6. Mix in the ketchup, sriracha, horseradish, lemon juice and honey and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  7. Lightly toss the shrimp into the sauce and stir in the scallions. Turn off the heat and garnish with the cilantro and serve with steaming white rice as a meal or on its own as an appetizer.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
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