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Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 4 minutes | Total Time: 6 minutes | Yield: 4

Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a simple dinner date, this easy and quick spicy garlic shrimp is packed with flavours, textures, and character!


2 tablespoons oyster sauce

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons chilli oil with chilli flakes Lao Gan Ma (add regular chilli oil, add 1 1/2 tbsp chilli flakes)

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

10 cloves garlic, chopped

2 pounds peeled and deveined 31/40 shrimp

1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine, rice wine, or white wine (if you don’t want to consume alcohol in your cooking, use water)

3 green onion, chopped

1 red or green chilli, sliced (optional)

handful cilantro, roughly chopped

fried shallot or french onion for garnish


lemon or lime wedge

How to make 4 minutes spicy garlic shrimp

Step 1: In a small mixing bowl, combine the oyster sauce, honey, chilli oil with chilli flakes, and black pepper. Set aside.

Step 2: Melt butter in a large skillet over high heat. Saute the garlic with the garlic sauce for about a minute until the edges are a bit golden.

Step 3: Stir in the shrimp quickly with the garlic.

Step 4: Pour the wine into the skillet and deglaze.

Step 5: Stir in the sauce mixture and turn the heat off. Cook the shrimp for not more than 2 minutes.

Step 6: Add in the chopped green onion, chilli, and cilantro. Stir.

Step 7: Before serving, garnish with fried shallot and lemon or lime wedges.


For a full-on experience, toss linguini, spaghetti, or zuddles in this spicy garlic shrimp.

Nutrition Facts:

Total Fat 10.3g | Trans Fat 0g | Sodium 556.7mg | Total Carbohydrate 11.2g | Dietary Fiber 1g | Sugars 5.6g | Protein 47.2g | Vitamin A 111.1µg | Vitamin C 21.6mg


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