Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pepper Shrimp

Rice flour is the "secret ingredient" in this dish and is used to make the flavorful coating for the shrimp. But if you can’t find it, cornstarch makes a fine substitute. Serve with rice noodles or brown rice and a sprinkle of chopped scallions.
               Total Time: 30 minutes       Makes 2 serving

2              tablespoons lime juice
2              teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2              teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/2           teaspoon sugar
3              cups thinly sliced cabbage, preferably napa (about 1/4 head; see Tips for Two)
1               small red or orange bell pepper, very thinly sliced
2              tablespoons rice flour  or cornstarch
1/4           teaspoon kosher salt
1/2           teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2           teaspoon five-spice powder,
10            ounces raw shrimp, (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined
1              tablespoon canola oil
1              jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeded and minced
 1 .Whisk lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar in a large bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Add cabbage and bell pepper; toss to combine.
2 .Combine rice flour (or cornstarch), salt, pepper and five-spice powder in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring often, until they are pink and curled, 3 to 4 minutes. Add jalapeno and cook until the shrimp are cooked through, about 1 minute more. Serve the slaw topped with the shrimp.


  1. This looks so yummy. I agree with you that rice flour makes the shrimps crispy.

    1. Hi Cheah , I also use rice flour with chicken , thanks for stopping by :)

  2. I need to get some rice flour! Thanks for reminding me. That way I can do a proper job of making this dish. Terrific flavor in this! Thanks so much.

    1. Hi John , You are very welcome for the reminder , Yeah , lots of flavor ... some time t add a little red pepper flakes .Thanks for st0pping by :)

  3. Yum! This looks and sounds delicious, Nee! It's a spicy good recipe for shrimp and I love the cabbage addition. And the crust on the shrimp looks awesome! And it's colorful too, a must try! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds so yummy! Really makes me hungry.

  5. I seriously need to start cooking with shrimp more often!! This looks so good!


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