Chinese Shrimp Omelet

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Recipe: #39177

July 18, 2022


Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (958.1 g)
  • Calories 1382.6
  • Total Fat - 97.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 26.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 2854.7 mg
  • Sodium - 2091.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 109.4 g
  • Calcium - 478.8 mg
  • Iron - 13.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil

Step 2

Add mushrooms and cook until softened

Step 3

Add bean sprouts

Step 4

Add shrimp cook until shrimp are just pink add onions toss

Step 5


Step 6

In other skillet heat oil

Step 7

Beat eggs with water and soy sauce

Step 8

Add to hot oil

Step 9

Add filling to on side after almost cooked

Step 10

Fold over


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting mushrooms for the recipe, try to find mushrooms that are similar in size so they cook evenly.
  • Be sure to select shrimp that are fresh and not frozen for the best flavor.

  • Substitute mushrooms with diced bell peppers for a sweeter flavor. This substitution will add a sweet flavor to the omelet and provide a crunchy texture.
  • Substitute bean sprouts with diced carrots for a nuttier flavor. This substitution will add a nutty flavor to the omelet and provide a crunchy texture.

Vegetarian Omelet Replace the shrimp with 1/4 cup of diced tofu and 1/4 cup of diced bell peppers. Cook until the tofu is lightly browned and the bell peppers are softened. Add the onions and toss. In the other skillet, heat the oil and beat the eggs with the water and soy sauce. Add the filling to one side after the eggs are almost cooked, and fold over.

Steamed Jasmine Rice. This light and fragrant rice is the perfect accompaniment to the Chinese Shrimp Omelet. It's the perfect balance to the savory omelet and helps to round out the meal.

Stir-Fried Broccoli: This simple yet flavorful dish can be quickly cooked in a wok and is a great way to add more vegetables to the meal. The bright green color and crunchy texture of the broccoli complements the omelet and rice, and adds a nice contrast to the other dishes.


Q: How long should I cook the shrimp for?

A: The shrimp should be cooked until they are just pink. This should take about 2-3 minutes.

Q: What temperature should I cook the shrimp at?

A: The shrimp should be cooked over medium-high heat. This should be around 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit.

1 Reviews


This made a delicious and filling dinner. All was going to perfection until the flip and it broke up on me but it certainly didn't effect the taste. The sub I made though was as I didn't have any green/spring onions I used a thinly sliced golden shallot which I cooked with the mushrooms. Thank you Dee made for For Your Consideration tag game at FF&F.


review by:
(29 Oct 2022)

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: Chinese omelets have been around since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). They were served at the Imperial court and were considered a delicacy.

FUN FACT 2: The Chinese Shrimp Omelet is a favorite of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. He has been known to serve it to his guests on his show, "Hell's Kitchen".