Save yourself a trip to Chinese restaurant and make this delicious piquant Hunan shrimp recipe at home. If someone asks you what is hunan shrimp, you should tell that hot hunan shrimp is a stir-fried spicy dish where shrimp is coated in a dusting mixture of cornstarch and cooked on medium-high temperature with a spicy chili pepper paste sauce. Another name is hunan prawns, and it is one of best hunan recipes I know. The hot peppers that the sauce is made out of are the characteristic feature of the Hunan dishes. Hunan shrimp is fast fried and has a hot and spicy flavor.
You can buy hunan shrimp ingredients in ordinary store, no need to go to Chinese neighbourhood.
In this particular shrimp recipe we will be using such ingredients as Thai hot chili oil together with the red pepper flakes used to make it, instead of the peppers themselves (you can also add tomatoes and your favorite spices to your taste). The star of the recipe is of course the sauce. If you want to cook hunan shrimp chinese food, begin with sauce. The sauce is ketchup based and might be slightly modified from the original Chinese version but it tastes amazing and very grocery store friendly. It is made with only simple, basic ingredients like soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, hot chili pepper oil, garlic and flakes and salt and sugar.
Hunan sauce recipe is quite simple, but if you never cooked it, no chance that you`ll guess what is in hunan shrimp.
But the results are stellar, hot and spicy, sweet and tart, the dish sauce hits all 4 major taste groups and is truly a treat for your taste buds.
Here is true hunan shrimp description. The cooked shrimp is coated in a mixture of mung bean starch, peanut oil and egg whites and stir-fried with fragrant garlic and shallots, and aromatic ginger. Then the sauce is added. The house will smell taunting and extremely appetizing while the shrimp is being cooked. You can also choose your preferred preparation method depending on your personal taste and preferences. Hunan sheimp is delicious when fried with oil. There is shallow-frying in peanut oil (very similar to deep-frying but in the pan) and stir-frying. Shallow-frying required a fare amount of peanut oil and when the sauce gets mixed in, it might feel little bit greasy so I personally prefer stir-fry my shrimp just in tree tablespoons of oil. It is healthier and way less oily. You also can just boil shrimps for a few minutes and then add the sauce to make it much healthier.
This Chinese inspired dish is extremely flavorful and recipe is super easy to make. Just under 30 minutes you can have mouthwatering, scrumptious Hunan shrimp dish with ketchup based sauce that is definitely company worthy. Serve hinan shrimp with a side of your favorite rice and steamed veggies for a complete meal that everyone will greatly enjoy.
Anne D. Sheehan
August 6, 2019 @ 11:41 am
I’ve been preparing this masterpiece for a week. It’s amazing! How to make hunan sauce?
August 6, 2019 @ 11:43 am
Thanks you! 🙂 I sent you a reply in your email!
August 8, 2019 @ 2:14 am
I’ve been preparing this masterpiece for a week. It’s amazing! What is hunan sauce made of? Thanks Alyssa for the recipe 🙂
August 8, 2019 @ 12:31 pm
You can find it on my website! Thanks 🙂
September 4, 2019 @ 4:33 am
What is hunan taste?:)
September 5, 2019 @ 12:21 pm
You can find it on my recipe! Thanks you:)
September 6, 2019 @ 4:22 am
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September 6, 2019 @ 5:50 am
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September 10, 2019 @ 7:11 am
Hot and spicy shrimp chinese as a snack! Delicious!
September 10, 2019 @ 8:03 am
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September 17, 2019 @ 8:05 am
You post really good chinese spicy shrimp recipes
September 17, 2019 @ 9:07 am
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September 18, 2019 @ 5:50 am
Mmm, shrimps coats! This is nice.
September 18, 2019 @ 6:45 am
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September 19, 2019 @ 5:39 am
The best hunan sauce ingredients! I love it.
September 19, 2019 @ 8:11 am
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September 23, 2019 @ 10:32 am
Today I knew how to make chinese shrimp. Thanks!
September 23, 2019 @ 11:43 am
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September 25, 2019 @ 8:45 am
I can cook a lot of chinese dishes with shrimp! Nice.
September 25, 2019 @ 9:50 am
Thank you for your feedback! 🙂