Szechuan Shrimp

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Spicy, Tasty Szechuan Shrimp is super tasty and easy to make at home.


Szechuan Shrimp

Szechuan Shrimp is a delicious spicy stir-fry. If you like it hotter, stir in some sambal oelek (chile paste) to your dish at the end. Goes great with rice or noodles. A flavorful dish in less than 15 minutes and under 200 calories. Tender shrimp is covered in a concentrated spicy sauce with garlic and ginger – it’s a perfectly orchestrated blend and really makes this dish unique.

Serve these Szechuan Shrimp with Vegetable Chow Mein, Biang Biang Noodles and some Green Bean Stir-Fry Recipe.

  • Author: Sue Lau
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 25


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or 1 tablespoon sherry wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil (peanut oil if you prefer)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger


  1. Mix ketchup, chili sauce rice wine, soy sauce, sugar, salt, pepper flakes, and corn starch in small bowl to make sauce.
  2. Pour oil in seasoned wok before heating and wipe around.
  3. Heat wok and add scallions ginger and garlic.
  4. Stir-fry for a few seconds, then add shrimp.
  5. Stir constantly for about 2 minutes, adding small amounts of water if food starts to stick; cook until shrimp turns pink.
  6. Stir sauce again, then add to wok, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  7. Serve with steamed rice.


  • Serving Size: 4



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