Shrimp Pepper Fry
Shrimp are not only delicious, but they are also excellent for you! They are one of the greatest seafood. I always choose prawns for lunch because they digest quickly. Prawn pepper fry can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with chapati/rice. To keep the prawns soft, sauté them on medium heat. Prawns will become rubbery if overcooked. Hopefully, this recipe will take you to your kitchen.
What is Shrimp Pepper Fry?
Shrimp pepper fry is a spicy stir fry cooked with prawns or shrimp, black pepper, and curry leaves. This shrimp stir fry can be prepared in just 15 minutes and may be served as an appetizer or side dish.
These pepper prawns are cooked with fewer spices and no chilly powder; instead, the heat from the black pepper gives the dish its spicy and savory flavor. However, you may always alter the spice to your liking.
When compared to store-bought pepper powder, freshly ground pepper powder always adds a nice aroma and flavor to the recipe. This recipe makes an excellent side dish for rice or flatbreads.
Notable Ingredients At A Glance
Shrimp – This recipe can be made using prawns or shrimp. I have used fresh prawns. Any size prawn can be used for this recipe.
You can replace it with high-quality frozen prawns. If using frozen prawns, defrost them thoroughly, drain the water, then blot dry with a kitchen towel before using.
Spices – This spicy shrimp pepper fry recipe includes black pepper powder and turmeric powder. I have added red chili powder in small quantities just for the nice rich color.
You can use store-bought black pepper powder or freshly ground. As mentioned earlier, the freshly grounded black pepper enhances the dish’s aroma.
Ginger-Garlic Paste – For flavor and taste, use minced ginger and garlic or paste in this recipe.
Lemon – Lemon adds a great tanginess to the dish. You will feel the bursts of flavors in your mouth and won’t be able to stop yourself from having them more and more.
Curry Leaves – Curry leaves provide a wonderful earthy flavor and scent to the dish.
Oil – I have used olive oil for this recipe. You can use any other neutral oil of your choice.
How To Prepare Shrimp Pepper Fry?
Take a mixing bowl for the marination of the shrimp. Add the shrimps, turmeric powder, salt, black pepper, and red chili powder to the bowl. Toss it till it is mixed evenly. Marinade it for 15-20 minutes.
Then, in a wide pan, heat olive oil, add ginger garlic paste, and saute for 1 minute on low heat.
Add the curry leaves and then the shrimps. Saute the shrimps for 2-3 minutes on low heat. You will see the shrimps turning hard.
Now add freshly ground black pepper and salt. Mix it and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with lemon juice and serve.
Some Expert Tips For Preparing Shrimp Pepper Fry
- Add slightly less salt to the pan because salt was also added to the prawns when marinating.
- Curry leaves are an optional addition.
- Shrimp cook quickly, so keep a check on them throughout.
- It must be had immediately. Reheating it can cause it to become dry and rubbery.
Shrimp Pepper Fry is very easy and simple to make and does not take much time. It is very flavorful and a must try!
- 500g or 1 lb. shrimp
- 2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp lemon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 5–6 curry leaves
- 2 tbsp olive oil.
- Take a mixing bowl add the shrimps add turmeric powder, salt, 1 tsp black pepper and red chilli powder
- Toss it till it is mixed evenly.
- Marinade for 15-20 mins
- In a wide pan, heat olive oil and add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 min on low heat.
- Add the curry leaves
- Now add the shrimp and saute for 2-3 mins on low heat.
- Add 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, 1 tsp salt and mix well
- Add the lemon and serve.
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