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Spicy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Drawing inspiration from the popular Ted’s Bakery in Oahu, this dish is special. It offers a mix of spicy and savory that’s hard to resist. The shrimp is covered in corn starch, not flour. This gives it a light, crispy outside. It is also great for people who can’t eat gluten, making it a gluten-free seafood dish.

The spicy sauce made with Korean red chili paste is what makes this dish stand out. It goes perfectly with the crispy shrimp. The dish is finished off with a squeeze of lemon and a little parmesan cheese. This makes it not just tasty but pretty too. It’s like having a fancy meal at home. If you want something simple for dinner or love seafood, try this. It’s a fun way to explore new tastes.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Excited to make this dish at home? Let’s check out what’s needed for the Spicy Garlic Shrimp. These items are picked for their perfect mix of spicy and savory, just like the original. You’ll start with:

  • 20 sizeable prawns or shrimp
  • 10 cloves of minced garlic
  • Garlic powder and optional paprika
  • Red chili powder
  • Oregano and thyme
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

The key sauce includes rich butter, fresh lemon zest and juice, and notably Korean red chili paste. Top it off with a bit of Parmesan cheese for extra taste and a fancy look.

Want to switch ingredients up? Potato starch is great for a crispy outside instead of corn starch. For no-gluten, try rice flour. It makes things crispy too. And, if you can’t find prawns, shrimp is a tasty alternative.

Not into too much spice? Don’t add as much red chili powder. You can swap it for red pepper flakes. This way, everyone can enjoy the Spicy Garlic Shrimp, whether they like it really zesty or more on the mild side.


Start the Spicy Garlic Shrimp cooking instructions by making sure the shrimp is cleaned. Then, mix corn starch with salt, pepper, and your favorite spices. Coat the shrimp well. This step will make the shrimp crunchy and tasty.

Heat a pan with oil over medium-high heat. Pan-fry the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side. They should turn golden and crispy. Take out the shrimp and drain the oil with a paper towel, but keep the pan.

Melt butter in the same pan. Add garlic and cook until it smells good. Next, add Korean red chili paste for a spicy sauce. Put the shrimp back in, mix well, and squeeze lemon juice for a sour taste.

Top your Spicy Garlic Shrimp with green onions and Parmesan cheese. This makes it look good and taste better. Eat your dish warm. You can have it alone, with rice, or with vegetables. This meal has 312 calories, lots of protein, and important vitamins.

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