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Hunan Shrimp

Hunan Shrimp is a hot and spicy shrimp dish packed with flavor from chili bean paste, garlic, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. The spicy plump shrimp are served with blistered green beans and green onions, and served over sticky brown rice. Ready in 20 minutes or less! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword hunan shrimp, hot and spicy shrimp, spicy asian shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 502 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 2 tsp Doubanjiang or another chili bean paste
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce (no big deal if you don't have this)
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp cornstarch, divided
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined and tails removed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 2 cups chopped fresh green beans
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice, white rice, or noodles


  1. Add Doubanjiang, tamari, rice vinegar, oyster sauce, and ketchup to a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Add 2 teaspoons cornstarch, whisk to combine. Add in chicken stock, whisk to combine. Set aside.

  2. Pat shrimp dry. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cornstarch on both sides. Heat a a large wok or non-stick pan to a high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and swirl the pan to coat. Add shrimp. Stir-fry (use a spatula to continuously move the shrimp around and cook in the oil) shrimp until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan. Set aisde.

  3. Add remaining oil to the pan, swirl to coat. Add green beans. Stir-fry until they start to blister and soften, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and green onions, cook another minute. Add shrimp back to the pan along with the sauce. Continue to toss the shrimp and veggies in the sauce until it thickend, about 2 minutes. You may need to let it simmer for 30 seconds or so.

  4. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts
Hunan Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 573mg191%
Sodium 2256mg98%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 759IU15%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 385mg39%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.