Here is a quick and simple chili garlic shrimp dish with Chinese chili crisp. You can prepare this full-flavored, Asian-inspired shrimp recipe in 5 minutes from start to finish. Serve it as an appetizer or main dish.

A bowl of chili garlic shrimp is made with Chinese chili crisp.

If you have a jar of Chinese chili crisp on hand, you can make this chili garlic shrimp dish in no time. This will be perhaps one of the quickest and easiest shrimp dishes you can make. It is full-flavored and oh, so tasty!

Succulent shrimp is flavored with garlic and chili crisp, then tossed with lemon juice, green onion and cilantro. If you have already cleaned shrimp ready, it takes less than 5 minutes to cook with just a few simple ingredients.

What is Chili Crisp?

Chili crisp is a Chinese condiment made with chili, oil and spices

Chili crisp is a well-known Chinese condiment made with infused chili oil containing bits of crunchy chili, onions or scallions, garlic and other aromatic seasonings. It has spicy heat since it uses dried chili, but it’s not overdone. It holds a rather mild chili heat but offers a bolder taste for stir-fry dishes.

Chili crisp has many uses – drizzle over dumplings, noodles, or use as a condiment to add more flavor to a dish. You can purchase chili crisp in any Asian market or online store.

Chili crisp shrimp tossed in cilantro is in the skillet with kitchen tongs.

Recipe Ingredients

  • raw shrimp – cleaned (I used 16-22 count per pound size)
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • chili crisp
  • lemon
  • green onion
  • cilantro

How to make Chili Garlic Shrimp with Chili Crisp

Chili crisp and garlic are fried together in oil in a skillet.

Heat olive oil in a skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic and chili crisp and stir-fry for a few seconds.

Large shrimps are added to chili crips mixture and tossed in a skillet.

Add shrimps and stir-fry until fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes.

A hand is squeezing out a half lemon to chili shrimp tossed with cilantro.

Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the lemon juice, green onion, and cilantro; toss well. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste, if needed.

Serving Suggestions

Serve as an appetizer alone or as a main dish with rice or noodles.

Chili garlic shrimp made with chili crisp is garnished green onion.
This chili garlic shrimp is made with chili crisp

Chili Garlic Shrimp with Chili Crisp

You can prepare this Asian-inspired quick chili garlic shrimp recipe with chili crisp in 5 minutes. Serve it as an appetizer or main dish.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chili crisp
  • 1 lb shrimp, cleaned
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic and chili crisp and stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add shrimps and stir-fry until fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the lemon juice, green onion, and cilantro; toss well. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste, if needed.
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