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Sri Lankan Devilled Shrimp

Sri Lankan devilled shrimp
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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 25 mins
Servings 4

This delicious Sri Lankan Devilled Shrimp dish is packed with flavor and has the perfect balance of umami, sweetness, and spice. It's very easy and quick to make too.

    To marinate and fry shrimp
  • 500 grams Shrimp (cleaned and devained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons avocado/canola/coconut/vegetable oil
  • To make the sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons cold or room temperature water
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon light or regular soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Other stir-fry ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon avocado/canola/vegetable/coconut oil if needed
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Sri Lankan-chinese chili paste (check the description for substitutes)
  • 1/2 of a red onion cut into large chunks
  • 1 large banana pepper cut into thick slices (use more if you like more heat)
  • 1 tomato cut into wedges
  1. Marinate shrimp with salt, black pepper, and lime juice. Set it aside for 15 mins.

  2. Sri Lankan devilled shrimp

    Mix water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Add ketchup, soy sauce, and sugar to it and mix well to combine. Set aside.

  3. Heat a wok/ large saute pan to high heat. Add oil let the oil heat up. Add shrimp to the pan and fry on high heat until shrimp are completely cooked (no raw parts visible). 

  4. Turn off the heat. Using a slotted spoon, drain and remove shrimp from the pan to a separate clean plate. (If there's any juice left in the pan, turn the heat back on and let the liquid evaporate. )

  5. Turn the heat to medium. Add another 1 tbsp of oil (you can skip adding extra oil if your pan already has enough oil left from frying shrimp). Add ginger and garlic. Saute until garlic turns light brown on the edges.

  6. Then add chili flakes and Sri Lankan-Chinese chili paste. Saute for a few seconds. 

  7. Add shrimp, onions, and peppers to the pan and mix until all the shrimp are coated with chili flakes.

  8. Lower the heat. Add the sauce. Mix well to coat everything with the sauce

  9. Finally, add tomatoes. Gently mix with shrimp.

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