Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Six appetizers

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Put this in front of your friends - they won't believe it! You can say "Yeah, I made it - I mean I made that!" No one has to know it took about 5 minutes in the kitchen but you.


1/2 tablespoon Kosher salt

1/2 tablespoon fresh ground pepper

1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 pound shrimp, raw shell-on & de-veined – 31/40’s are the perfect size

2 large cloves garlic, chopped fine

1/2 inch fresh ginger, minced

1 bunch green onions, cut into 2 inch lengths


  1. Mix salt & pepper in small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat wok until very hot and just starting to smoke - then add the oil.
  3. Don't get freaked out by the smoke.
  4. Add shrimp, garlic, ginger and green onion.
  5. Stir quickly so all is mixed until shrimp are fully cooked – which should not take more than a couple minutes, then add the salt & pepper.
  6. Stir fry quickly to coat shrimp in the salt and pepper mixture – serve.
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