Chili Garlic Shrimp is easy to make yet packed with big, bold flavors you’ll love. Serve with steamed rice or noodles for a hearty and tasty weeknight dinner!
Looking for a meal that’s short on prep yet big on flavor? Spicy and garlicky, this chili garlic shrimp is everything you’d want in your seafood dinner.
This shrimp stir-fry makes a quick and easy appetizer for a party but is equally delicious as the main entree served over rice or noodles. You’d be glad how it pulls together from the kitchen to table in fifteen minutes. You’ll have everyone singing your praises in less time it would take to call for delivery!
Do you Need to Thaw Shrimp Before Cooking?
Yes, please! The excess liquid in frozen shrimp will water down the stir-fry. Fully thawing will ensure even cooking and help sear the shrimps nicely instead of overcooking in their steam.
The best way to defrost shrimps is to thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours. If pressed for time, you can force thaw by running them under cold water in a colander.
What to Serve with Chili Garlic Shrimp?
- Steamed rice, in my opinion, is the perfect canvas for their bold, spicy flavors.
- Toss with your favorite pasta or Asian egg noodles.
- Top on crudites for quick party bites.
- Wrap in crisp lettuce leaves for a low carb option.
- Serve over mashed potatoes, polenta or grits
More shrimp recipes? These Camarones a la diabla are called deviled shrimps for good reason!
Chili Garlic Shrimp
- 1 pound large shrimps
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry wine
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- green onions, chopped
- Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tail intact. Wash under cold water and drain very well.
- In a bowl, combine chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, wine, sesame oil, sugar, and pepper. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- In a skillet over high heat, heat canola oil. Add shrimps and cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 to3 minutes or until just until color changes to pink.
- Add chili garlic sauce mixture and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is reduced, stirring regularly to coat shrimps with sauce.
- Remove from pan and garnish with green onions. Serve hot.