Drunken Shrimp

“Spicy large shrimps cooked in beer which my mom makes during weekends.”


2 tablespoons canola oil

1 onion, chopped

6 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

3/4 cup beer

1/4 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

3 green onions, chopped


  1. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over high heat, and cook and stir onion, garlic, and ginger just until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the shrimp, salt, and black pepper, and cook and stir until the shrimp is slightly pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beer, ketchup, and sugar, and bring the sauce to a boil.
  2. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water, and stir into the boiling sauce. Cook until the sauce returns to a boil and thickens, the shrimp are bright pink on the outside, and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sesame oil; remove from heat. Sprinkle with the green onions.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 236 calories; 8.6 g fat; 11.5 g carbohydrates; 25.8 g protein; 230 mg cholesterol; 381 mg sodium. Full nutrition