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Spicy Garlic and Pepper Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Spicy Garlic and Pepper Shrimp

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"Spicy Thai style shrimp. Chicken, pork, beef, calamari, scallops, or tofu can easily be substituted for shrimp. This makes for a wonderful supper."

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over high heat. Add cabbage and 1 tablespoon water stir-fry for 30 seconds. Remove cabbage from skillet and place on a serving platter.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in the skillet over high heat. Place the garlic and shrimp in the skillet and stir until garlic is lightly browned and shrimp turns pink. Add pepper, onion, cilantro, soy sauce and remaining water to the skillet. Stir-fry for 10 seconds. Pour the hot mixture onto the cabbage.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2007

This recipe is amazing! The only 2 things I did differently were, I added some fresh minced ginger (approximately 1 1/2 tsp. But I would add more next time) and I had a bag of precut broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, which I microwaved and threw in there at the end. I didn't have any red pepper flakes in my cupboard, but found some packets of red pepper flakes that we got from a pizza joint and poured those in there! Gotta improvise sometimes! Also, after we had eaten our dinner, my husband said that next time I should add some peanuts!Thanks for this delicous low carb recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 29, 2011

My husband really liked this but I found it so hot that it was practically inedible. I chose it mostly for it's low calorie count and the fact that it had cilantro, which I love. I think the red pepper flakes overpower the other flavors in this recipe. I liked it but was hoping for more cilantro flavor.

Nov 25, 2006

This was great!! I used the shredded coleslaw cabbage in the salad section to save some time. I did add some freshly ground black pepper, some sliced carrots, sliced celery, and sliced water chestnuts, and served with Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls). Thanks for the great recipe, Jim! (Update 11/25/06)- I made this tonight, and added some minced ginger (along with the other ingredients I added) for a change of pace. It was WONDERFUL...I also served it with steamed rice. This is one of my favorite recipes on allrecipes.com...thanks again!

Nov 23, 2004

Awesome, My husband and I love this. I chop up the shrimp into small pieces and use the cabbage as wraps instead of using it in the dish. I just put the mixture in a bowl and scoop on to the cabbage leaves like you would making tacos. mmmmmmm...good

Sep 03, 2008

LOVED this one! It was spicy and delicious!!! I altered the serving amount to 4 rather than just 1, as the recipe states. Served it over the stir fried cabbage and it was outstanding! I used sesame oil to saute the cabbage, and I added a bunch of chopped green onions in with the shrimp. YUM!!! This one's a definite keeper!

Jun 23, 2011

Our level of heat tolerance in this house lies somewhere between “coward” and “wimp.” So I’ll start by saying that our Spicy Garlic and Pepper Shrimp wasn’t nearly as spicy or peppery as the submitter intended as I cut waaay back on the red pepper flakes (ok, I hardly used any at all). I have made this in the past using packaged coleslaw mix but this time I used some napa cabbage I had on hand. Hard to say which I liked better! The coleslaw mix obviously has a stronger flavor, but I did like the tenderness and lightness of the napa cabbage. I used red onion for a spark of color and even threw in a little radicchio which also contributed interest and color. I love this stuff – it’s a nutritious, fantastic meal you can put on the table in minutes – so make sure you start your rice in advance! Four stars rather than five only because I think the amount of crushed red pepper flakes is excessive, not just for the heat factor but because it may detract from, rather than enhance, the flavors of the shrimp and cabbage.

Jul 20, 2007

Really really good.....I sub the cabbage with frozen whole greenbeans and used frozen shrimp...I also added more pepper and wow, what a kick.....I made some white rice and topped it with the shrimp and green beans, yummy, better than anything you could get out...

Jun 22, 2007

Delicious! I have been doing the low carb thing so this was the perfect thing. I used sirloin, sliced thin. And I added some red bell pepper strips and some italian hot pepper strips. I wasn't sure how stir fried cabbage would be but it was really good. Also, I decreased the oil to 1 1/2 tablespoons, and I used half sesame oil half vegetable oil. Yum


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  • Calories
  • 406 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1017 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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