Classic Dry-Fried Pepper and Salt Shrimp

2
Servings
15m
Prep Time
5m
Cook Time
20m
Ready In


"From Fine Cooking."

Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (260.8 g)
  • Calories 599.4
  • Total Fat - 17.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4099.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 106.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.8 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 60.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 91.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Make a brine of 1 tbsp. salt and 1 quart cold water.

Step 2

Stir the shrimp in the brine for about a minute, then drain; repeat.

Step 3

Rinse the shrimp under cold water, then drain ad pat dry.

Step 4

In a small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, sugar, and ground Sichuan peppercorns (grind in a mortar or spice mill then sift to remove the unwanted husks).

Step 5

Cook garlic, ginger and chili in a tbsp. oil in a hot nonstick skillet for about one minute or until fragrant.

Step 6

Move the aromatics to one side and add the shrimp, spreading them in a single layer flat against the pan.

Step 7

Cook undisturbed 1 minute, letting the shrimp begin to sear.

Step 8

Swirl in the remaining 1 Tbs. oil and stir-fry 1 minute or until the shrimp just begin to curl.

Step 9

Sprinkle on the salt mixture and stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp are just cooked.

Tips & Variations


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