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Lemongrass Shrimp Recipe

Lemongrass Shrimp - the EASIEST and BEST shrimp stir-fry recipe ever, with lemongrass onion and hoisin sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword Lemongrass Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 281 kcal


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass, grated
  • 3 bird-eye's chilies, lightly pounded
  • 10 oz shelled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 stalk scallion, cut into rounds


  1. Heat up the wok with the oil. Add the onion, lemongrass, and bird's eye chilies into the wok and do a few quick stirs before adding the shrimp. Stir continuously until the shrimp is half-cooked, then add the hoisin sauce, fish sauce, water, stir to combine well. When the sauce starts to bubble and the shrimp is cooked, add the scallion into the wok, stir a few times, dish out and serve immediately with steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

Use only the white part of the lemongrass. To grate, cut about 1-inch off the bottom part of the lemongrass, then grate with a fine grater such as Microplane. If you like your lemongrass shrimp spicier, lightly pound the bird's eye chilies with a cleaver so as to release the heat. If not, leave them whole.

Nutrition Facts
Lemongrass Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 357mg119%
Sodium 1471mg64%
Potassium 211mg6%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.