Craving a hearty dinner loaded with warm Asian flavor and seafood?
These 20 easy Chinese shrimp recipes are sure to win you over!
Shrimp is a frugal way to satisfy any shellfish craving. There’s no skimping on shrimp when you’re making it at home!
There are so many ways to prepare this protein, and I am here for it all. This list has everything from sweet to spicy shrimp.
Fall in love with simple garlic shrimp, or try your hand at shrimp wonton soup. There’s something on here for every takeout craving!
You’re sure to find a few new favorite Chinese shrimp recipes.
1. Shrimp Stir-Fry With Garlic and Ginger
Simple dinners are always a win in my books. After a busy day, I love throwing together a delicious dinner that takes no time.
With just 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients, this recipe will be ready to serve.
The garlic and ginger shrimp are robust and perfect for a hearty dinner for all.
You can stir fry veggies with a little extra sauce, and serve with rice. Or, enjoy this recipe as is!
2. 10-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp
Count me in for another delicious and easy shrimp dinner. From stovetop to table in just 10 minutes, you’ll find your time well spent!
Honey, garlic, and chili flakes make a sweet and spicy sticky glaze for your shrimp.
By velveting the shrimp before cooking, it comes out juicy and tender.
It’s perfect for dinner or as a toothpick-friendly party starter.
3. Kung Pao Shrimp
Kung pao is a popular pick, and for good reason. This recipe is spicy, healthy, and simple.
The sauce ingredient list looks long, but are traditional Chinese pantry staples. The sauce is made all the better with a diverse set of stir-fry ingredients.
Crunchy peanuts, tender shrimp, and sweet bell peppers make up this dish. Yum!
4. Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Okay, so this title is deceiving! When I think of salt and pepper, I think of lightly-seasoned proteins.
The seasonings in this recipe are far from the staple “season to taste” pair.
The shrimp is first marinated in salt, pepper, and Shaoxing wine. Then, it’s tossed in cornstarch and fried with chili, ginger, and garlic.
This recipe has robust flavor, delicious texture, and is as easy as can be!
5. Chinese-Style Sauteed Shrimp
One-size-fits all can be a blessing and a curse. Thankfully, this is a recipe that you can use in so many ways.
Guests will love this dish as a simple snack. Or, you can load your plate with veggies, rice, and noodles.
6. Shrimp With Garlic Sauce
Stir-fry is one of my favorite ways to whip together a healthy dinner everyone will love.
This recipe has carrots, snow peas, bell peppers, garlic, ginger, and shrimp. The sauce has a deep and robust flavor from a variety of ingredients.
Rice vinegar, sherry, chili paste, and sesame oil make for one umami sauce!
7. Asian Chili Garlic Prawns
This recipe is one to obsess over. It’s fragrant, tasty, and totally devour-worthy.
The star is the sticky chili sauce slathered on your favorite shellfish. Using brown sugar balances the acidity of ginger and sriracha.
Paired with steamed rice, you’ll make this dish again and again.
8. Sichuan-Style Shrimp
If you’re looking for authentic Chinese cuisine, this recipe is for you. Ditch the takeout, and dig into a traditional seafood dinner.
Sichuan sauce is savory, sweet, and spicy. Swirling shrimp in this succulent sauce is all you need to make this recipe!
9. Shrimp and Broccoli
Shrimp and broccoli is one of the most popular Chinese dishes. It’s healthy, simple, and comforting.
This recipe has a traditional umami sauce from a few ingredients. Tossing fresh broccoli and shrimp in this sauce is easy and irresistible.
10. Bang Bang Shrimp
Crispy bang bang shrimp is sweet, spicy, and delicious! Using mayo, sriracha, and chili sauce makes this shrimp so flavorful.
Before frying your shrimp, coat it with buttermilk and cornstarch. This creates a crispy coating to add texture to your shrimp.
Then, toss with the creamy sauce and serve immediately.
Serve as a main dish with rice and veggies or as an appetizer with skewers.
11. Shrimp Fried Rice
Shrimp fried rice is my favorite way to use leftover rice. You can of course make your rice fresh that night, but leftovers work great, too!
Fry your eggs, shrimp, then add in your rice. Once it’s all combined, toss in snow peas and scallions.
Using Shaoxing wine and a dash of soy sauce helps elevate the savor flavors.
This recipe is even better than your favorite restaurant meal.
12. Shrimp Lo Mein
You simply cannot go wrong with this classic Chinese comfort food. Skip the takeout and make your own saucy noodles and shrimp.
Make the sauce, stir fry your veggies and shrimp, then toss in your noodles.
The best part of lo mein is how easy it is to customize. You can have it spicy, savory, or simple. You pick!
13. Shrimp Toast
These are like French toast meets grilled cheese meets Chinese cuisine. Melt in your mouth flavor and texture pair together for the perfect bite.
Meld your ingredients in a food processor, spread it on your bread, fry, and prepare it yourself.
These fried sandwiches are crisp, flavorful, and beyond delicious.
Sesame seeds, shrimp, and fried bread make for the perfect Chinese shrimp sandwich.
14. Shrimp Potstickers
Sure you can buy frozen potstickers, but they’re so easy to make on your own! This recipe will have you calling it quits on frozen appetizers.
All you need is shrimp and a few Asian essential ingredients. Chopped shrimp, rice wine, sesame oil, cornstarch, and scallions make up the filling.
Load your wrappers with this filling, and pan-fry.
It’s really that easy, and these are so delicious. Bite-sized dinner, anyone?
15. Shrimp Rangoon
Rangoons are a popular pick for pre-gaming any Chinese meal. Stuff them with crab, shrimp, or even veggies! Just don’t forget the cream cheese.
This recipe needs just 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to cook. These shrimp rangoons are creamy and full of seafood flavor.
It’s a delicious, easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer.
16. Shrimp Egg Rolls
Thank goodness for air fryers! Now, you can enjoy your favorite Chinese party starter with ease.
First, stir-fry your veggies, shrimp, and flavorful sauce. Then, wrap your egg rolls, and pop them in the air fryer.
In just 20 minutes, you’ll have your new favorite shrimp egg rolls!
17. Prawn Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are a tantalizing appetizer for any occasion. Make them with soft rice paper wrappers or crispy pastry wraps. You can’t go wrong!
The filling for these is made with shrimp, cabbage, mushroom, carrots, and onions. All this is marinated with soy and oyster sauce, making for great flavor.
I could honestly eat these for a meal on their own. If you’re like me, grab your favorite dipping sauce and dig in!
18. Chinese Shrimp Wonton Soup
I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for wonton soup. There’s just something about dumplings, broth, and veggies all in one bowl.
The dumplings are made with shrimp and minced pork, making them meaty and savory.
Serve the wontons in a bowl of umami broth and save room for seconds.
I promise you’ll love the variety of texture and warmth of the soup.
19. Shrimp Egg Foo Young
Imagine a fresh omelet meets poutine. This is a comforting Chinese meal that you have to try!
Fry up your egg, shrimp, and veggies. The egg will be bubbly and crisp in places.
Then, smother it with sesame and soy gravy. Texture, flavor, and nutrition happen so easily in this dish.
You’ll love how easy this recipe is to make.
20. Shrimp Chop Suey
You can’t go wrong with simple shrimp and veggies. The thick umami sauce is the proverbial cherry on top.
You can use fresh veggies or your favorite frozen blend to make this recipe even easier! Adding cabbage makes the dish more filling and all the more frugal.
With just a few Chinese staples, the sauce comes together in no time. Serve it over steamed rice, and enjoy!
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