General Tso’s Shrimp 

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 General Tso’s Shrimp 


This General Tso’s shrimp dish is loaded with classic flavors of the popular Chinese takeout dish – ginger and spicy red pepper! While it’s typically made with chicken, we’re making it with shrimp and this easy meal comes together in less than 20 minutes.


Sauce: – 1/4 cup rice vinegar – 1/4 cup soy sauce – 2 Tbsp. sugar – 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce – 2 Tbsp. water – 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch Stir Fry: – rice for serving – 1 lb. shrimp (raw, peeled, no tails) – 1/2 cup cornstarch – 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided – 3 tsp. minced ginger – 3 cloves garlic – pinch Red pepper flakes

How to Make General Tso’s Shrimp

Prep shrimp


Pat shrimp with a paper towel until dry. Add to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch. Toss to coat.

Mix general tso’s sauce

In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, hoisin sauce, water, and corn starch until smooth. Set aside. Fry shrimp. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok. Stir fry shrimp until almost cooked through then transfer to a plate and keep warm.


Stir fry aromatics

Heat remaining oil in the skillet and add garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes to pan. Cook until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.


Cook sauce


Add sauce and simmer mixture for 1-2 minutes, until it’s thick and glossy. Finish dish. Add shrimp to sauce, and toss to coat shrimp in sauce. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through. Add red pepper flakes to taste.