Monday, February 4, 2013

How to Make Ebi Chili (Chile Prawns/Shrimp) - Video Recipe

Ebi Chili (Chile Prawns/Shrimp) is a popular Chinese dish in Japan. Succulent shrimp glazed in a sweet and spicy sauce. YUMMY!!!

It goes great with rice. Perfect for Bento box.
Perfect recipe for Chinese New Year, too!

How to Make Ebi Chili (Chile Prawns/Shrimp)

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 25min
Number of servings: 2-4

12-14 black tiger shrimp
* salt and cracked black pepper
* 1 tsp. sake
* 1 tsp. cooking oil
* 1 tbsp. Katakuriko (potato starch)
* 1 clove grated garlic
* 1 tbsp. grated ginger
* 2 tbsp. ketchup
* 1 tbsp. Toban Jan (hot bean sauce / Chinese red chili paste)
* 1 tsp. honey
* 1 tbsp. water
* salt and cracked black pepper
* 1 tbsp. Katakuriko (potato starch) or less (please adjust as needed)
* 1 tbsp. water
* 1 tsp. sesame oil (makes the dish tasty)
* 1/2 tsp. vinegar (gives a refreshing light tart finish)
100ml chicken stock (you can mix chicken stock powder in water to make this)
40g (1.4oz.) frozen green peas (if you like)
4inch (10cm) chopped long onion
1 tbsp. cooking oil

1. Wash, peel and devein the shrimp (remove the tails). To improve the texture and remove any fishy smell, rub 1 tbsp. starch and a bit of salt into the peeled shrimp, rinse, and dry off with paper towels. Then season with A.
2. Mix B very well.
3. Heat 1 tbsp. cooking oil in a frying pan and saute the shrimp until done. Then set aside.
4. In the same pan, heat B, then add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
5. Add the shrimp and green peas (if you like). When they are cooked through, add the chopped long onion. Then add C (please adjust the amount as needed) little by little to thicken the sauce.
6. Finish with D.


I used Hero Ketchup! I think any ketchup works fine!

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