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*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 357mg 119%
Sodium 1471mg 61%
Potassium 211mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 26.6%
Calcium 21.8%
Iron 18.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.