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Peppered Shrimp

Peppered Shrimp

  • Fish
  • One Pot/Pan

Incredibly tasty and flavorful, better than take-out!

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



This Chinese Peppered Shrimp stir fry is easy to make and is packed full of crispy red and green peppers and is sautéed in a special black peppered sauce.

Looking for another Chinese Pepper recipe? Try my Black Pepper Chicken

Peppered Shrimp

Your going to want to pull out the chop sticks for this one.


Black Pepper Shrimp is a popular Chinese dish that is made with shrimp and a mixture of vegetables that is typically served with rice or on it’s own. It has a special sauce that it is made in, which makes it super tasty!

In which I will share with you below in the recipe card!

This dish is made in our home often and is definitely up there on our list of favorite Asian dishes.

quick and easy Pepper Shrimp

You can make this in a large non stick skillet or wok, since the whole dish comes together in under 15 minutes you really can skip the take-out tonight with this one.

So what are you waiting for? By the time you dial up your local restaurant, you can have this delicious and authentic Black Pepper Shrimp stir fry on the table in no time. 

Peppered Shrimp

You can always add fresh calamari to this dish as well if you’d like. And if your really feeling bold, go ahead a throw a chicken breast in too. 

The only real difference from this dish and those served in the restaurants is that this typically arrives to the table on a hot sizzling hot plate.

And unlike my other black pepper recipe on this blog, we do not have to tenderize anything so that step is omitted here. 

Peppered Shrimp

We hardly ever order this dish from the restaurant anymore, because mine is better. That is unless we know the restaurant well and know they make it just as good.

Plus by eating this type of dish, you never have to feel guilty by overindulging. Because this is a super healthy meal that is packed full nutrients and contains should no msgs. Just make sure the soya sauce you use says that on the label and you will be in business. 

Peppered Shrimp

I like to serve this with jasmine rice on the side and will use a mini rice cooker to cook the rice. Just set it ahead of time and it will be ready when the dish is completed. 

I hope you give it a try there really isn’t much too it!

And stay tuned to this blog for more Healthy Chinese Recipes to come in the following months 🙂

Meal Prep Idea: Make enough to create a few meal prep bowls for the week ahead

If you liked this recipe? Then you will want to try my other ASIAN inspired recipes below!

Easy Cashew Chicken

Beef Udon Noodles

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chinese black pepper shrimp on a plate

Peppered Shrimp

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Skip the Takeout


  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 pound Medium Shrimp
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 large Red Pepper
  • 1 large Dried California Chili Pepper
  • 2 large Green Pepper
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger Root


  • 1/2 cup Oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Medium Soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups White rice


  1. Start by making the sauce. Add all the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together, then set aside.
  2. Then wash and chop all your vegetables. Then in a large frying pan/work add 1 more tbsp of sesame oil then add all the vegetables and stir fry over medium heat for roughly 5 minutes till the vegetables are tender yet crisp.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the pan, then add more 1 tbsp of sesame oil along with the shrimp, season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat till the shrimp is no longer pink. 
  4. Remove the shrimp and set aside, add back in the vegetables and pour the sauce overtop. Saute for 3 mins before adding back in the cooked shrimp
  5. Saute one more minute all together and serve with rice or as is, enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 319mgSodium: 3544mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 41g

These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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