Chili Shrimp Recipe
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Chili Shrimp Recipe

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This spicy shrimp appetizer is a hit at every buffet I host. The fiery sauce clings to the succulent shrimp, which look so pretty arranged on a festive platter. Best of all, the shrimp can be easily prepared the day before your event.—Beth Schaefer, Sherwood, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:35 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 35 servings


  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 19 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. Combine the first five ingredients; set aside. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry shrimp in oil for 2 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink.
  2. Add ketchup mixture to the pan and heat through. Stir in onion and sesame oil. Serve warm. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chili Shrimp in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p41

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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dmlc1016 225446
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"this recipe is a keeper. I've made it several times. Serve over jasmine rice with stir fry vegetables."

MarkDHaag 208684
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Needed more zip, and I believe too much ketchup."

scarletiam 102370
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"This is a wonderful recipe. You should all try it! My daughter came home from Red Lobster talking about Chili Shrimp. So, I found this recipe. Well she said this is BETTER than what she had at RL"

PaulaHi 148729
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"Very easy and delicious!!!!! We will have this on many occasions...... try it you'll love it."

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