Wok-Seared Salt & Pepper Shrimp

Preparation info
  • 6–8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Cooking with Spice

By Jennifer Newens

Published 2013

  • About

This casual appetizer calls for just six ingredients and a few minutes of your time, so it’s important that your spices and other ingredients are at the peak of freshness. The mixture of black, pink, and Sichuan peppercorns creates a sweet-citrusy-peppery flavor that perfectly complements briny shellfish.


  • 1 tsp mixed black, pink, and Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 lb (1


Using a mortar and pestle, finely crush peppercorns.

In a bowl, combine shrimp, half of peppercorns, and 1 teaspoon salt and toss together. Set aside.

In a wok or large frying pan, heat oil over high heat. Add garlic, remaining peppercorns, and 1