Scrumptious General Tso's Shrimp
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This Asian recipe is sweet with a hint of spice, the perfect complement to shrimp. Served with broccoli and rice it is a complete meal and ready for the table in under 30 minutes!
What is General Tso?
General Tso is a Chinese American dish that you’ll find on most Chinese restaurant menu’s due to its crowd-pleasing popularity. It is typically made with chicken and deep fried before coating in a sweet and spicy sauce. You will also see this recipe using beef, pork and of course, shrimp as the protein.
Learn About Our Colossal Shrimp!
We used colossal shrimp and pan fried in oil until crispy instead of deep frying for a lighter version that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. Here at Sizzlefish, our colossal shrimp are wild caught off the gulf of California. Sizzlefish shrimp is frozen at the peak of freshness and never treated with water, additives or chemicals. Prepping the shrimp is as easy as thawing since they’re already peeled and deveined. You can remove the tails if desired. Each package contains 8 colossal shrimp, great for portioning and thawing just what you need. Shrimp is low in calories, high in protein and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
All About The Sauce!
General Tso’s sauce is made using hoisin sauce, chicken stock, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds and cornstarch to thicken. You can use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. Hoisin sauce adds a sweet rich flavor to the sauce and the stock will help marry the flavors in the sauce without watering them down. Dried chiles add a touch of heat and are simmered in the sauce. To make the sauce spicier, you can slice the chiles open to allow their seeds to blend into the sauce. If you prefer a super spicy sauce, Thai red chiles can be used.
2 portions Sizzlefish Colossal Shrimp
2 tbsp All-purpose Flour
3 tbsp neutral Cooking Oil
2 tbsp chopped Green Onion for serving
1/2 cup Chicken or Vegetable stock
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
2 tbsp less sodium Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 tsp minced Garlic
1 tsp minced Ginger
1 tsp Sesame Oil
2 tsp toasted Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Cornstarch
4 dried Chile de Arbol Peppers
2 cups Rice
2 cups steamed or roasted Broccoli
Stir together all ingredients for sauce except peppers. Set aside.
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet for 2 minutes. While oil heats, blot moisture from shrimp using paper towel.
Sprinkle shrimp with flour and toss to coat. Pan fry shrimp in skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
Wipe skillet clean and reduce heat to low. Pour sauce into pan and add chiles. Bring to a simmer and cook until thicken, 2-3 minutes. Add shrimp to skillet and stir to coat in sauce. Cook 1-2 minutes to heat shrimp through.
Serve over rice with broccoli and top with chopped green onion.
This versatile shrimp recipe can also be served over noodles or stir fried vegetables.
- Serving Size
- 1 Serving
- per serving
- 34 grams
- 8 grams
- 6 grams