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Taiwanese Sa Cha Shrimp

ChihYu Smith

Sha cha shrimp with homemade shacha sauce is a Taiwanese one-pan shrimp stir fry dish with loads of garlicky flavor, gluten-free, and easy!

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Shrimp Prep


Pat dry the shrimp. To make it more delicious, butterfly the shrimp on the back side and lightly coat them with starch.

Sear Shrimp


Heat oil in a wok, cook the shrimp in a single layer for 2 minutes on each side, then remove and set aside.

Sauté Aromatics


In the same pan, add a bit more oil and quickly sauté garlic, ginger, white parts of green onions, and onion with a pinch of salt.

Add Sauce


Toss in cashew nuts, stir-fry briefly, then reintroduce the shrimp along with green onion parts, pour in the Sha cha sauce. Toss well and serve.

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