This hunan shrimp is pan fried, for a healthy version than the standard Szechuan version. We've added plenty of Sichuan peppercorns, Chinese spices, spicy red chili peppers and hot chili oil, for heat, balance and depth. Enjoy!
1 lb shrimp, peeled, tail on
8 shallots, minced
1 inch ginger, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 red chiles
Vegetable or peanut oil, to saute
To coat shrimp:
1 egg white, beaten
2 tbsp vegetable oil or peanut oil
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp light white wine
1 tsp sugar
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
5 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp hot pepper oil
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
1. Combine all shrimp ingredients in a bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator, 1-2 hours.
2. In a separate bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.
3. In a large skillet or wok, add oil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and add garlic and ginger and saute, 1-2 minutes. Add shallots and saute, 2-3 minutes.
4. Turn heat to high, add shrimp in a layer and cook, 1 minute per side. Add wine and sauce. Stir fry, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with rice and vegetables and enjoy!