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Homemade Kung Pao Shrimp

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Kung Pao Shrimp is a spicy Chinese shrimp dish made from prawns or medium size shrimps. This dish is similar to the famed Kung Pao Chicken although some cooking procedure varies. The Kung Pao sauce gives life and flavor to this dish. Ingredients such as soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, cornstarch, sugar, and water are necessary for you to be able to make your own homemade Kung Pao sauce.
  Shrimps 1 Pound, cleaned and head removed
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Roasted peanuts 2 Ounce
  Dried chilies 10
  Onion 1 Small, quartered
  Green onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cut in half inch lengths
  Cooking oil 3 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 4 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rice vinegar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon

1. Make the Kung Pao sauce by first diluting the cornstarch in 4 tbsp water then combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, and the diluted cornstarch. Mix well then set aside.
2. Heat a wok then pour-in cooking oil.
3. When the oil is hot enough, add-in the garlic and ginger then stir fry until the color turns medium brown. The aroma should indicate that the next ingredients need to be added.
4. Put-in the dried chilies, bell pepper, and onion and stir fry for 2 to 5 minutes or until the vegetables are done.
5. Add the peanuts and stir-fry for a minute.
6. Put-in the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.
7. Pour-in the Kung Pao sauce and stir. Make sure that all the ingredients are coated with sauce.
8. Add the green onions, turn off the heat, and transfer to a serving plate.
9. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 351 Calories from Fat 185

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.8%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 172.4 mg57.5%

Sodium 1112.3 mg46.3%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.4%

Sugars 4.6 g

Protein 27 g54.4%

Vitamin A 20.9% Vitamin C 13.1%

Calcium 8.5% Iron 21.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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