Soy-Glazed Crispy Shrimp Recipe

Treat your loved ones to crisp, golden shrimp coated in a sweet-salty sauce!

Here’s a new way to prepare shrimp: coat them in a sweet, salty, and spicy sauce. 

Soy-Glazed Crispy Shrimp Recipe

Lhas Alvarez
Treat your loved ones to crisp, golden shrimp coated in a sweet-salty sauce!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


Soy-Glazed Crispy Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 Cup chicken stock (or ¼ chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 1 cup hot water)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet chili sauce
  • 4 cloves Garlic smashed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds toasted
  • vegetable oil to deep-fry
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 kilo Shrimp (large), peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • steamed white rice to serve
  • chopped green onions to garnish


  • Make the soy-and-chili glaze: Combine chicken stock, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, sweet chili sauce, and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add sesame oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add dissolved cornstarch and cook for 1 minute or until thick. Add sesame seeds. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Heat oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  • Combine cornstarch, flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dip a shrimp in beaten egg, letting the excess drip off. Dredge in cornstarch mixture.
  • Gently add shrimp to hot oil. Repeat with remaining shrimp, cooking in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot. Cook for about 1 minute or until coating is crisp and golden. Drain on paper towels.
  • Pack rice in containers, top with shrimp, drizzle with glaze, and garnish with green onions.
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