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Stir Fry Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Russ Myers


Pairs nicely with Prosecco

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 Servings
15 Min


1 lb
raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
sea salt or kosher salt
2 tsp
3/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp
sea salt or kosher salt
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 clove
garlic (large), chopped
serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
green onions, chopped (separate the white onion from the green leafy portion)


1Soak shrimp in lightly salted water (1 to 2 tsp sea salt) for 5 minutes. Drain, rinse in cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle cornstarch over shrimp and gently toss to coat.
2In a small bowl, stir together ground pepper and salt and set aside.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a wok or large saute pan on medium high heat. Add shrimp and stir fry until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from pan and keep warm.
3Wipe pan clean. Add remaining 1 tbsp of oil and stir fry garlic, serrano pepper, white portion of onion, salt and pepper for 1 minute or until tender and aromatic. Add shrimp back into pan and stir fry until coated with mixture and shrimp is tender.
4Garnish with remaining green onion and serve plain or over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy