Shiitake and Shrimps with Sweet & Sour Chili Sauce

Use Shiitake to make your Chilli Shrimps even more delicious!

Ingredients (4 servings) (50 minutes)

  • 8–10 Dried Shiitake
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Clove of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 Onion (wedged)
  • 300ml Shiitake soaking water
  • 10–20 Shrimps
  • A pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Potato or corn starch
  • as necessary Potato or corn starch dissolved in water
  • 3 Tbsps Tomato ketchup-A
  • 1/2~1 Lemon (juiced)-A
  • 1/2Tbsp~1 Honey-A
  • as necessary Chili sauce or Tabasco sauce


Rehydrate the dried Shiitake and slice them. Finely chop the garlic and cut the onion into wedges.
Remove the shells of the shrimps, cut them in half, rub in salt & pepper, and coat with potato or corn starch.
Heat up the olive oil and garlic in a frying pan and stir fry until aromatic before adding the onion and Shiitake rehydrating liquid.
Simmer for about 5–10 minutes until the Shiitake is plump. Then, add the shrimps from 2. on top and let it simmer with a lid on.
Lightly stir, add the A seasoning, and add some starch slurry if the sauce is not thick enough.


Rehydrating dried Shiitake with cold water gets rid of bad odors and brings out more sweetness and flavor.

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