Salt & Pepper Shrimp (5 Flavor Crispy Shrimp Recipe)
A Classic Chinese dish, salt and pepper flavors is a delicious way to cook shrimp. In this recipe I use the traditional 5 flavors of chilis, green onions, garlic, and salt & pepper. I love how these flavors blend so well together to create a savory dish that's full of flavor and slightly spicy.
To create the texture of the crispy shrimp, whole shrimp is marinated, then deep fried until just done, with the shell and head in tact. As a final step, the shrimp is then dry-fried with the seasonings to activate the flavors and create a second layer of crispiness.
SHRIMP MARINATING TIPS: I use rice wine to marinate my shrimp, but you can also substitue with another Asian cooking wine, or a dry sherry. The alcohol from wine will evaporate from the cooking process. If there's a dietary restriction, you can also replace the wine with water when making the batter.