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Black Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Black pepper shrimp – garlicky and buttery shrimp in a savory black pepper sauce. An easy recipe that takes 20 minutes, so delicious!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Black Pepper Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 198 kcal


  • 12 oz shell-on, headless tiger prawn or shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn
  • 3 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
  • 1 teaspooon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion


  1. Remove shells from the tiger prawn or shrimp, but keep the tail on. Lightly pound the black peppercorns using a mortal and pestle until they are coarsely cracked. You may use the flat side of your knife to press, crack, and coarsely chopped the peppercorns.

  2. Heat up a skillet or wok and add the melted butter on medium heat. Saute the garlic and black pepper until you smell the aroma of the pepper, add the tiger prawn or shrimp and stir to combine. Add the oyster sauce, stir a few times before adding the wine and sugar. Stir fry until the prawn or shrimp are cooked. Add the scallions, stir to mix well, dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

For the best results, broil the black pepper shrimp in the oven for 1 minute to slightly char the surface.

Nutrition Facts
Black Pepper Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 173mg58%
Sodium 739mg32%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.