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Kung Pao Shrimp

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Learn how to cook shrimp like a professional with this Chinese food restaurant copycat recipe. This P.F. Chang's Copycat Kung Pao Shrimp recipe from Anne Colagioia will show you that cooking shrimp to perfection can be simple thanks to Asian food copycat restaurant recipes. Kung Pao Shrimp is one of the most popular items on the P.F. Chang's menu, and this shrimp recipe will demonstrate to you how to make it at home so that it is lighter and gluten free.
  Shrimp 9 Ounce, peeled and deveined
  Asian chili sauce 1 Tablespoon (Sriracha or Sambal)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Hot pepper/Bell pepper 1 Large, chopped
  Dried chilies 3
  Carrot 1 , chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), butter
  Green onions 3 , chopped
  Vegetable oil/Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs) (to taste)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon (to taste)
  Cornstarch slurry 2 Tablespoon (1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water)
  Peanuts 1 Tablespoon
  Scallion 1 Tablespoon, chopped (for garnish)

1. Mix the shrimp together with the sriracha sauce and set aside.
2. Mix the chicken stock and soy sauce together and set aside.

3. In a large nonstick skillet over a medium high heat, add the shrimp and half the oil and sauté for 3 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side.
4. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set them aside.
5. Add all of the veggies to the pan with the rest of the oil and dried chilies.
6. Sauté over a high heat for 3 minutes stirring frequently.
7. Add the chicken stock, soy sauce and cornstarch slurry to the pan and allow it to simmer for a minute.
8. Add the shrimp back to the pan and simmer for another minute.
9. Stir in the peanuts, mix well.

10. Garnish Kung Pao shrimp with scallions and serve with rice.

If you’re following a gluten free diet be sure to use gluten free soy sauce and chicken stock in the recipe. For a milder dish follow one or all of the following suggestions: Don’t marinate the shrimp in the Asian hot sauce. Switch the long hot pepper with red bell pepper. Omit the dried red chilies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 214 Calories from Fat 67

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.7%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g5.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 98.8 mg32.9%

Sodium 424.9 mg17.7%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.5%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10.1%

Sugars 4.9 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A 66.8% Vitamin C 21%

Calcium 7.2% Iron 13.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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