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Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Salt and Pepper Shrimp - Popcorn Shrimp

Chinese Salt and Pepper Shrimp is a quick, crunchy and delicious appetizer! An Asian style Popcorn Shrimp that's easy to eat, because there is no shell! Salt and Pepper Shrimp No Shell recipe.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures


  • 1 lb / 1/2 kg raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 cup potato flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 red chilli pepper finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat oil in a wok or a deep fryer on high heat.
  2. Mix together potato flour, white and black pepper and salt in a plate or small bowl. Lightly toss about 10 shrimp in the potato flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

  3. Cook the shrimp carefully in the hot oil, until it's pink in colour (about 3-5 minutes). Remove and allow to drain on paper towel on a plate. *Optional - keep the shrimp on a baking tray in the oven to keep warm in between cooking batches.

  4. Put about 1-2 tablespoons oil in a wok over medium high heat. Flash fry green onion, red chilli peppers, and garlic cloves for no more than 2 minutes. Add the shrimp into the onion mixture and mix together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.