Salt and Pepper Shrimp - Cooking Therapy

Fried shrimp sauteed with garlic, salt, pepper, jalapenos, and green onions. Best served over white rice!


  • ◦ 1 cup corn starch
  • ◦ 1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder optional
  • ◦ 1 lb shrimp with heads
  • ◦ 2 tsp salt
  • ◦ 2 tsp white pepper
  • ◦ 5 cloves garlic minced
  • ◦ 1 tbsp ginger julienned, cut into match sticks
  • ◦ 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
  • ◦ 1 cup green onions cut into ½ inch pieces


◦ Mix corn starch and chicken bouillon powder in a large bowl. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and coat them with the mixture.

◦ Heat 1-2 cups of vegetable oil in a pot or dutch oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Use a candy thermometer to help keep the temperature consistent throughout the frying process. Make sure the oil is 1 inch deep.

◦ Drop the shrimp one by one into the oil. Do not crowd the pot. Fry for 2-4 minutes until the shrimp is orange on both sides. Once done, place the shrimp onto a plate covered with paper towels. The paper towels will absorb excess oil.

◦ Heat a large fry pan over high heat. Add salt to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until a light brown color. Next, add the white pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Empty both onto a plate.

◦ Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan. You can use some of the oil you used to fry the shrimp.

◦ Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 1-2 minutes until they look shiny.

◦ Add the jalapeno and green onions. Saute for another minute.

◦ Lastly, add back the shrimp and then add the salt and pepper. Saute for another minute and remove from the heat.

◦ Serve with white rice and enjoy!

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