Classic Dry-Fried Pepper and Salt Shrimp

Classic Dry-Fried Pepper and Salt Shrimp
Photo by Steven Mark Needham


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. minced jalapeño chili, with seeds
  • 1 Tbs. minced ginger
  • 2 Tbs. plus ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • ¼ tsp. roasted and ground Sichuan peppercorns (see tip)

In a large bowl combine 1 Tbs. of the salt with 1 quart cold water. Add the shrimp and swish the shrimp in the water with your hand for about 30 seconds. Drain. Add 1 more Tbs. salt to the bowl with 1 quart of cold water and repeat. Rinse the shrimp under cold water and set on several sheets of p...

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