Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 to 1½ teaspoon salt ( add the salt slowly depending in your taste. For me, however, 1 tsp was enough)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sugar ( adjust accordingly depending in your taste)
  • 1 pound peeled raw jumbo shrimp
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil OR any regular oil you have ( this is for cooking the shrimp)
  • 1 red chili, seeded and finely chopped ( you can skip this if you do not like it spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 stem leek thinly sliced. (you can skip the leeks if you want )
  1. Finely grind peppercorn in a mortar ( there are peppercorn available in the store that has a grinder, you can use that one)
  2. Mix the salt, pepper, sugar and peppercorn in a large bowl. Set aside
  3. Rinse the peeled shrimp under cold water,pat dry. Add them in in the salt,pepper, sugar and peppercorn mixture. Mix completely to coat the spices will coat the shrimps.
  4. Heat the oil in the pan.
  5. Add the shrimp chili,ginger and garlic, leeks ( if adding) and stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until the shrimps are cooked through and has changed their color
  6. Add the salt and pepper (if desired) and stir fry for another minute. ( season depending on how salty you want it)
  7. Transfer to a bowl or place and serve immediately.
I re-checked the Nutritional fact 4 times to make sure that this meal does not contain cholesterol but it kept on saying no cholesterol. As I know, shrimps has a lot of cholesterol. Well, guess I have to list the Nutrition facts regardless.
Recipe by The Skinny Pot at