Chili-Garlic Panko Fried Shrimp

Like a lot of Chinese kids growing up in America, I hated eating Chinese food all the time. All I wanted to do was stuff my face with hamburgers, cheese pizzas, chicken nuggets, and all the other American goodies I saw on TV. It wasn’t until I was a little older, and had spent a month traveling around China that I developed a real appreciation for the cuisine of my people.

But, even at the height of my Chinese food rebellion, the one thing I always loved (and still love), was the salt and pepper jumbo shrimp dish my parents typically ordered for me when we dined out. Crunchy, savory, salty, and a little spicy, they were so delicious even my Happy Meal-addicted taste buds tingled with joy. These chili-garlic panko fried shrimp are not an exact replica of my favorite childhood dish, but are a wonderful substitute. Super crunchy, garlicky, and tongue-tingling from Dan’s home grown peppers, they made a very satisfying dinner. Definitely making these again, and soon!


  1. says

    Oh what a brilliant idea! I can taste the richness of the brown butter in those cookies, and paired with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon would take that coffee break to a whole new level. After I finish off the cupcakes we made with edible flowers this week, I’ll definitely be looking into this!

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