Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry

How to make a Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry.

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 300 g prawns

For Marinating:

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 thumb ginger, shredded
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

For Stir Frying:

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 thumb ginger, chopped
  • 3 scallions, cut into sections
  • 3 tbsp vegetable cooking oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup dried chilli peppers, pre-soaked
  • 1 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1/2 tbsp doubanjiang
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking wine
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Cut the dried chilli peppers into small sections and then soak the peppers with clean water for 15 minutes.
  2. Then drain and set aside.
  3. Use fresh shrimps, add seasonings, mix well and then set aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Then add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch before frying.
  5. Heat your pan or wok firstly and then add cold oil.
  6. Place the shrimps in, let them stay for half a minute and then turn over.
  7. Fry until the shrimp changes colour.
  8. Transfer out.
  9. Add oil again and fry peppers until aromatic and dry again.
  10. Then place doubanjiang and fry over low heat.
  11. Place the garlic, ginger, scallion and Sichuan peppercorns.
  12. Fry for half a minute.
  13. Return the shrimps in.
  14. Add light soy sauce and cooking wine along the edges of the wok.
  15. Then add green onion sections, toasted sesame seeds and sesame oil.
  16. Mix well and then serve hot.
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