Szechwan Shrimp
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Szechwan Shrimp


"Don't let some of the ingredients fool you--this spicy shrimp makes a simple, impressive dish, which I usually make for company. For more or less heat, adjust amount of red pepper. Serve over hot steamed rice."


20 m servings 142 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 500 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a bowl, stir together water, ketchup, soy sauce, cornstarch, honey, crushed red pepper, and ground ginger. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in green onions and garlic; cook 30 seconds. Stir in shrimp, and toss to coat with oil. Stir in sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is bubbly and thickened.
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  1. 2573 Ratings


You have to give anything this fast, healthy and so full of flavor a 5. Note this isn't a recipe for small children or others with a tongue that can't handle heat. I'd cut back on the red pepp...

This was by far the best stir fry-ish recipe I have ever made at home. I would suggest it to anyone! The ginger is a must, and keep the same amount of red pepper, because the spiciness is perfec...

This recipe had a similar taste to General Tsao's Chicken found on this site but was much healthier! The recipe is good as is! I have however, made it numerous times and have adjusted a few th...

I give this 4 and a half stars, but only because I didn't think up this recipe first! It tastes very much like what you would get at the restaurant. I made it twice, both were very good. I add...

i would recomend using raw shrimp as they cook so quickly. pre cooked shrimp come out rubbery while the raw ones will be nice and tender. try tossing in some bay scallops too.

Good recipe, but really, ground ginger? Go all out and put some real ginger in, it makes the depth of flavor so much more interesting.

AMAZING! This recipe is a perfect mixture of tangy not-to-sweet sauce and a little bite of spicy-ness. It really only took 20 minutes (what I thought was amazing!). One suggestion though, if you...

I have a very similar recipe to this one. It calls for 1 lb shrimp, fresh ginger, garlic, Tbsp rice wine & I add one can chopped stewed tomatoes. It doesn't really need the honey because the s...

Used 2#s of raw shrimp, tripled the sauce and added just a little more red pepper flakes as we like things SPICY. There wasn't any left, even my 4 year old cleaned his plate! Goes perfect with e...