Salt and Pepper Shrimp


Salt and pepper shrimp is quite a common dish in Cantonese cuisine; the southern province of China. They can be found at most authentic, local Chinese restaurants, however, unless you live in the south of China or in a populated Chinatown, this will be hard to come by. 

That’s where I got the idea to make this for myself. It reminds me of my childhood and bold and crunchy flavors of the shrimp gives me absolute bliss. The best part is that, I made it in a way that anyone can make. All you need is a toaster oven and the ingredients to have it done. You don’t have to be an expert cook to have it done. 

What it is

Salt and pepper shrimp is a crunchy battered shrimp thats been mixed with salt and pepper (of course). This preserves the delicate texture of the shrimp while giving it a bold and spicy first bite. The shrimp is coated with cornstarch that gives it an outer crunch that complements the smooth meatiness of the shrimp. Its then mixed with seasoning of green and red chili pepper along with amble garlic to make it a nice aromatic and bold dish. 

    • shrimp 400 grams
    • red chili pepper 4x long 
    • green chili pepper 4x long
    • minced garlic 4 tablespoon 
    • oil 6 tablespoon 
  • Dry Rub
    • constarch 2 tablespoon
    • cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon
    • salt 1 teaspoon
    • pepper 1 teaspoon

Mix in constarch, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper as the dry rub for the shrimp 

Pat the shrimp dry and lightly cover each in the mix. 

Drizzle oil around the shrimp and put it in the toaster oven for 20 minutes. Flip and another 20 minutes. 

Dice up red and green chili peppers. Wide pieces.

Mix in oil and minced garlic and cook in toaster oven for 20 minutes. 

The finished product of both of them after the toaster oven. 

Mix them all together once more and pop in the toaster oven once for for 7 minutes to blend in the flavors. 

Grab some plain rice or whatever plain carbs you have around and enjoy together.