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Healthy Garlic Szechuan Shrimp

This Garlic Szechuan Shrimp is huge on flavor, while maintaining a healthy profile. It takes only 10 minutes and is immensely better than takeout. Dazzle them with this healthy and succulent Szechuan Shrimp tonight. 

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This past weekend was Chinese New Year. If you knew that, you’re already way ahead of us.

Hubby and I have an annual habit of forgetting Chinese New Year until it’s come and gone. Sometimes I would only remember because one of the Littles would come home from school with some artwork or notice about the Lunar New Year.

Totally sad, I know. My mom would so not be proud of this. Please, nobody tell her.

In my defense, we’ve now lived across the country from our extended family for nine years. I no longer have Mom nearby to tell me it’s time for The Big Potluck. Silent tears.

However. I did have just enough time on Chinese New Year to redeem myself an itty bitty bit by whipping up a wok full of succulent Garlic Szechuan Shrimp…

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This Healthy Garlic Szechuan Shrimp is steamy and succulent. It’s huge on flavor, tender, and doubly delish over a bed of fluffy rice.

And though it’s amazingly delicious, this Szechuan Shrimp manages to remain healthy and simple. It takes only 10 minutes to get on your dinner table. Don’t bother with takeout; this is So. Much. Better.

Grab your wok (or large pan) and throw down some luscious shrimp. New Year or not 😛

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Healthy Garlic Szechuan Shrimp

This Garlic Szechuan Shrimp is huge on flavor, while maintaining a healthy profile. It takes only 10 minutes and is immensely better than takeout. Dazzle them with this healthy and succulent Szechuan Shrimp tonight.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins

Yield: 4


  • 12 oz raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp freshly minced ginger
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup Asian rice wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 TB soy sauce (regular or light)
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 TB pure honey
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions


  1. Pat dry the shrimp with paper towels so all excess moisture is removed; set aside.
  2. Make the Sauce: In a bowl, gently whisk together all Sauce ingredients until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a wok or large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat just until hot. Add garlic; stir and cook 1 min until fragrant. Add ginger and stir another 30 seconds. Add shrimp and stir until it just turns opaque, about 2-3 min. Add the sauce, stirring to heat through and thicken, 1-2 min. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dinner, main
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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    • thebusyboymama

    My husband would absolutely love this if it was steak. What a great healthy recipe for seafood lovers.

    • melclayville

    Ohmygosh, that looks delish! I’m the only one in my family who likes seafood, but I think I’m going to try making this. It looks good enough that maybe my family will eat it and if not, I get to eat it all!

    • Razena |

    Garlic and shrimp are a match made in heaven for me and with this beautifully glossy sauce I imagine it makes a wonderful meal. Now I’m hungry.

    • forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    My mother totally loves shrimp and this is deffo one recipe that she will be trying out. Winging the recipe over to her right now x

    • Diana V

    This looks so delicious, I love shrimp so I definitely going to make your recipe, thanks!

    • Sue Tanya Mchorgh

    I can’t wait to try this Healthy Garlic Szechuan Shrimp dish. It looks so tasty.

    • Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty

    This shrimp dish looks amazing! I would really love to try it, all the flavors have me feeling so hungry now! All the other dishes below also look amazing, I have food envy!

    • Preet

    Garlic Szechuan Chicken is one of my favorite dish when I visit an Asian restaurant. This recipe sounds so good and healthy. Garlic Szechuan Shrimp looks so delicious, I am going to try it myself.

    • Lynda

    Looks delicious! I have to try it! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Elizabeth O

    This looks so easy and quick to make, it looks like the perfect fakeaway meal for Chinese New Year! 🙂

    • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama’s Place

    I really appreciate this recipe, not only does it remind me of home but it’s also healthy which is perfect for my new diet. I think it’s something that my kids will like as well. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

    • Evelyn Lo Foreman

    #12. Thanks for this list of useful tools. I am familiar with them all but Wunderlist and Andco is new to me. Can’t wait to check them out. I don’t freelance but my hubby does. Will share with him too xo Evelyn, Path of Presence

    • Pippa

    Yum, I love shrimp and this looks so delicious! You definitely more than redeemed yourself with this meal!

    • lucicoo

    OMG, this looks so delicious. I will have to make this recipe for my family. I know that they will like it and it doesn’t take that much time to make it. That is always a plus.

    • Evelyn Lo Foreman

    Congratulations on another great recipe! Look the healthy part of it, and that it only takes 10 minutes. Will need to check this out for sure! xo Evelyn, PathofPresence

    • kumamonjeng

    I love shrimp and garlic so this dish would be my favorite for sure. I have run out of idea what to cook so many be I can do it tonight. I didn’t know Asian rice wine is needed and honey too. I will add these in and see how it goes.

    • Margaret

    This recipe looks amazing. We have Chinese food at least once a week, so I’m always after the new recipes to try

    • Kesha

    This looks so tasty. My husband and I just went to a Japanese restaurant a couple of weeks ago. I had a noodle bowl for the first time, and the flavor burst in my mouth. Your dishes look so fresh, light and healthy.

    • Emily Fata

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it myself next week — I’ll definitely be making it! 🙂

    • Amy-Lynn Vautour

    yum yum yum yum that looks incredible. i’ve always wanted to make this at home but it has never turned out right. i’ll try your recipe!

      • Jennifer Prince

      This sounds so delicious!! My family would definitely love this – I’m going to try something new. Thank you for the inspo! 🙂

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