Sichuan-Style Shrimp

February/March 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Chinese cooks typically stir-fry shrimp in their shells for a more flavorful dish. You can do the same, but we recommend first removing the tiny legs. While rice may seem like the logical side, braised greens, such as chard or spinach, are actually just as traditional.

"I'm sorry but whomever put this recipe on here has NEVER been to China, let alone Sichuan! I've spent 8 years in China and my husband (and his whole family) are from Sichuan and their Sichuan-style shrimp is to die for! Almost literally!...
Sichuan-Style Shrimp

5 Reviews for Sichuan-Style Shrimp

Really easy & tasty

Just had this for dinner tonight and really enjoyed this dish. Pretty much followed the recipe but doubled the red pepper since I like spicy & made double the sauce. I could definitely see adding onion & really any vegetables you enjoy in Chinese food.

I enjoyed the sauce & could easily see substituting different vegetables and meats with that sauce for quick and healthy dinners.

Fast, Easy and Healthy

I made the sauce exactly using balsamic but doubled the sauce since we like sauce, also added 1 small sliced yellow onion and about 1/3 lb fresh french style green bean from Sam's Club. It was delicious without serving with rice.

Really Good!

I couldn't find the Chinese vinegar, so I used a really great balsamic vinegar as the recipe suggested. I also used diced onion instead of bell pepper (bell pepper doesn't really pair with shrimp for Chinese food very well...not complimentary, but a good effort ;) ! ) I also added 1/4 tsp. additional of red pepper flakes. Served this over brown rice and it was fabulous! My Chinese food-loving husband thought it was better than any (American) Chinese food he has had - and MUCH healthier!! To "Anonymous" who didn't feel this recipe measured up to "authentic" Chinese food: Authentic Chinese food is higher in fat, sodium, and cholesterol...Eating Well is a site for healthier recipies, not necessarily authentic Chinese. May I suggest that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Definately lighten up.

Easy, healthy!
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

I couldn't agree more!!

I couldn't agree more!!

Anonymous wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I agree with you

I agree with you shawnee_girl34 !

Pretty good.

Let me just start off by saying my husband and my dad really liked this. I found it a bit bland. That is possibly because I added more veggies then this recipe called for and perhaps the sauce did not give enough coverage for the extra. I made the sauce almost exactly except that I used chili-garlic sauce instead of red pepper flakes. The veggies I added were green beans and red pepper. I will try this again since it went over well with my family but I will make more sauce if I add veggies. If I change my mind I'll update.
In response to the anonymous reviewer before me, I don't think anyone on this site is expecting authentic Chinese recipes from China but there is such a thing as Chinese-American cuisine and this is definitely authentic as far as that is concerned. I could definitely imagine seeing this at a Chinese restaurant int the US. Lighten up.

very easy

I'm sorry but whomever put this recipe on here has NEVER been to China, let alone Sichuan! I've spent 8 years in China and my husband (and his whole family) are from Sichuan and their Sichuan-style shrimp is to die for! Almost literally! They don't call it hot and spicy for nothing. And frankly they would never put bell pepper in with shrimp bacause it's a sweet vegetable and they think that shrimp should have a tang. And canola oil doesn't have a high enough temperature to do well with frying ANYWHERE in China. Peanut oil is their main oil and if not then they go to corn oil. I don't even think that you can buy canola oil here unless you go to an expat supermarket!

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 1 week ago

If you're such an expert and

If you're such an expert and have gained years of experience and knowledge in the art of Chinese cuisine, why were you referring to an AMERICAN website that promotes healthy eating? I suggest you start looking for authentic recipes on CHINESE websites and learn to lighten up while viewing sites like Perhaps some healthy modifications to this recipe would have been more successful and meaningful. Unfortunately, your comment was extremely offensive, unnecessary, and unhelpful. And as a side note, China does purchase canola seeds for the production of canola oil to be consumed by the Chinese population and various other buyers. Happy authentic cooking.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 8 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure that they

I'm pretty sure that they weren't aiming to be exactly authentic here. How is your review helpful at all?

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