Sunday, December 22, 2013

Garlic Ginger Chili Shrimp on Saffron Rice

Garlic, ginger and chili shrimp on saffron rice is a fast but very tasty meal

First brine the shrimp.  Mix 1/4 C. kosher salt with 2-1/2 T. sugar, 2-1/2 T. chili powder and 4 C. water.  Whisk until the salt and sugar melts.  Add 2 pounds of shrimp and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Finely dice 1/4 C. fresh ginger.

Finely dice 6 large garlic cloves.

Make some rice to serve the shrimp on.  I made a saffron rice and sprinkled a bit of red pepper flakes in it.

Saute the ginger and garlic in 1/4 cup of oil for a couple minutes. Sprinkle the 4 tsp. of sugar over the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.  Drain the shrimp, add them to the pan and cook over high, stirring the shrimp.

Cook just until the shrimp are pink.  This only takes a few minutes.

I have no idea how this photo came out so huge.  Sprinkle shrimp with a bit more chili powder just before serving.

Serve them over your rice.


Laurie said...

such a pretty dish! Have a wonderful Sunday, hope that bad storm didn't reach you, ice storm, , thats always bad, we so far are too far north but many in Ontario are without power, I make butter tarts today and a bog pot of chili, thats my day, oh and wrapping, and cleaning, and wrapping, have a wonderful day ,

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It looks like a big dish of sunshine. Perfect for the solstice!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...


Somethíng toi have after those heavy Christmas dinners that will come now!

Have a great day!

Patty Woodland said...

I'll bet that packs a flavor punch!

Guillaume said...

My kind of meal, although more like after the Christmas season.

Barb said...

Yum! I love shrimp any way!

chickpea678 said...

Yum! I have shrimp in the freezer! Does the sugar make it sweet or just cuts the spiciness, I wonder.


Looks delicious. I LOVE shrimp.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I've been ill for the past couple of days. Not feeling like eating anything...suddenly when I saw this I felt like eating something..but there is not a single shrimp in the house. NOT one! :)

luckybunny said...

I love saffron, what a beautiful looking dish.

Kay said...

Yuuuuuuuuum! I love shrimp and now I'm not allergic to them anymore. Yae!