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Drunken Shrimp

Drunken Shrimp Recipe


Succulent shrimp are stir-fried with onion, garlic, and ginger in a spicy beer-based sauce. Good as an appetizer or for dinner.


  • 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
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • ¾ cup beer
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 eaches 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.

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Nutritional Information

Drunken Shrimp

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 235.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 52 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 4 %
fat: 13 %
saturated fat: 5 %
cholesterol: 77 %
vitamin a iu: 21 %
niacin equivalents: 29 %
vitamin b6: 18 %
vitamin c: 15 %
folate: 4 %
calcium: 7 %
iron: 23 %
magnesium: 18 %
potassium: 10 %
sodium: 15 %
thiamin: 7 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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