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.


Anonymous 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 ,
It looks like a big dish of sunshine. Perfect for the solstice!
Anonymous said…

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

Have a great day!
brokenteepee 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.
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!