Shrimp Mandarin Style (Kair-Jop-Har-Kow)

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Recipe: #13210

July 20, 2014

"Fred Wing 1950. as you see this is from the 1950's , they didnt DO heat lol but if you like it spicier just add some sriracha as queen b suggested or some red pepper flakes"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (385.7 g)
  • Calories 445.7
  • Total Fat - 16.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 285.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1658.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 6.6 g
  • Protein - 33.7 g
  • Calcium - 135.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil. Add garlic; add ginger; add shrimp; cook 1 minute. Add corn starch to water.

Step 2

Add with ketchup and soy sauce; cook until thickened and shrimp are pink, stirring constantly.

Step 3

Serve over rice. Top with scallions.


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.

  • Choose fresh shrimp for the best flavor and texture.
  • If you want a spicier dish, add sriracha sauce or red pepper flakes to taste.

  • Instead of ketchup, use tomato paste to add a more intense flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that tomato paste has a more concentrated flavor than ketchup, so it will make the dish more flavorful.
  • Instead of soy sauce, use tamari to give the dish a more savory flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that tamari is a more flavorful alternative to soy sauce, so it will add more depth to the dish.

Coconut Shrimp Heat oil. Add garlic; add ginger; add shrimp; cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 1/4 cup of ketchup; cook until thickened and shrimp are pink, stirring constantly. Serve over rice. Top with scallions and shredded coconut.

Crispy Baked Broccoli: This crunchy, savory side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Shrimp Mandarin Style. The broccoli is lightly coated in olive oil and seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper before being baked to perfection. The result is a delicious, healthy side dish that pairs perfectly with the shrimp dish.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes: This flavorful side dish is a perfect complement to the Shrimp Mandarin Style. Potatoes are roasted in a combination of olive oil, garlic, and herbs, resulting in a savory, crispy side dish. The potatoes provide a great balance to the shrimp dish, adding a hearty texture to the meal.


Q: How do I make this recipe spicier?

A: To make the recipe spicier, try adding some sriracha or red pepper flakes.

Q: Can I substitute the cream for milk in this recipe?

A: Yes, you can substitute the cream for an equal amount of milk in this recipe. However, it may not be as creamy as the original recipe.

1 Reviews


I love when a simple recipe turns out this tasty. Thx for sharing this here, DH and I both enjoyed this, his only complaint was it could use a bit of heat so I will add a bit of hot sauce to this next time I make it.


review by:
(19 Feb 2016)

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Fun facts:

This Shrimp Mandarin Style recipe was created by Fred Wing, a famous Chinese-American chef who was born in 1920 and was one of the first Chinese-American chefs to gain recognition in the United States.

The ketchup used in this recipe is an Asian-style ketchup, which is sweeter than the traditional ketchup and has a more complex flavor. It is often used in Chinese cooking and is a favorite of celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay.