Shacha shrimp


Do you enjoy seafood? If so, let me introduce you to Shacha Shrimp, an enticing dish hailing from Fujian Province in China. This delightful meal expertly combines succulent shrimp, crisp vegetables, and the star of the show – Shacha sauce, resulting in a distinctive and mouthwatering taste.

Over time, Shacha Shrimp has gained popularity not only in Asia but also in various parts of the world. Its delectable flavor and nutritional value have contributed to this growing appeal. Prepared with an assortment of fresh ingredients, this dish features plump, juicy shrimp, crunchy vegetables, and the pièce de résistance – Shacha sauce.

If the term “Shacha sauce” is new to you, fear not! This Chinese condiment comprises a fusion of soybean oil, garlic, shallots, chilies, and dried shrimp. Renowned for its unique flavor and aroma, Shacha sauce is a key ingredient in numerous Chinese dishes, bringing added depth and complexity to their flavor profiles.

In the next section, we’ll delve into the history and origins of Shacha Shrimp, as well as how this scrumptious dish has earned its place as a popular staple in both Chinese and Asian cuisine.


Shacha Shrimp has its roots in Fujian Province, a picturesque coastal region situated in southeastern China. This area is celebrated for its vibrant seafood culture, with Shacha Shrimp being just one of the countless delectable seafood dishes native to the region.

Legend has it that Shacha Shrimp was conceived by fishermen seeking to create a simple yet satisfying dish using the fresh catch of the day. They ingeniously combined shrimp with Shacha sauce and an array of vegetables, resulting in a flavorsome and hearty meal that could be whipped up and cooked in mere minutes.


  • Shrimps
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Shacha sauce
  • Salt
  • Jasmine tea
  • White pepper


Prepare the ingredients: Shrimp: 12 pieces. Trim off the shrimp’s whiskers and eyes, remove the sand vein, and wash them clean. Add 1 gram of salt and 1 gram of white pepper to marinate as a base seasoning.
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Jasmine tea: 1 bunch. After washing the tea, steep it in a small teacup with not too much water, as we don’t use a lot of tea soup for measurement. Steep for at least 10-15 minutes, and the tea should be stronger so that the tea aroma is stronger.
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Filter the tea soup and set it aside. Use kitchen paper to absorb the moisture from the tea leaves and set them aside for later use.
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Pour an appropriate amount of oil into the pot, and stir-fry the tea leaves that have been dried of moisture until crispy. Do not use too much heat to avoid burning the tea leaves. When the fragrance of the tea is emitted and the leaves make a “rustling” sound, it indicates that the heat is just right. Scoop out the fried tea, use kitchen paper to absorb excess oil, and set aside for later use.
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Stir-fry shrimp with oil just used to fry tea leaves. When both sides of the shrimp turn from green to red, add 2 spoons of “Imperial Sand Tea King” sauce.
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Pour in the prepared tea soup, open the sauce, add sugar: 3g, salt: 2g, and mix it evenly to make it tasty.
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After the shrimp is cooked, turn off the heat and reduce the sauce with high heat until it becomes thick and evenly coats the outside of the shrimp. Then add previously stir-fried tea leaves, mix well and serve.
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The fragrance of tea and sauce has infused into the shrimp meat, creating a complex aroma that is delightful in the mouth.
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The flavors of fresh, salty, sweet, and mildly spicy are suitable for most people’s tastes.
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The stir-fried tea has a crispy texture and a pleasant aroma when tasted.
shacha shrimp
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In summary, Shacha Shrimp is a mouthwatering and flavorsome dish that seafood aficionados will surely adore. Hailing from Fujian Province in China, its unique and savory taste has helped it gain widespread popularity throughout Asia and beyond.

The medley of fresh shrimp, vegetables, and Shacha sauce produces a taste experience that’s hard to resist. Although the ingredients may appear straightforward, the flavors are far from ordinary. From the tender sweetness of the shrimp to the rich, savory, and subtly sweet notes of Shacha sauce, this dish tantalizes the taste buds.

If you’re on the hunt for a speedy yet scrumptious meal packed with bold flavors, then look no further than Shacha Shrimp. With its fusion of fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors, it’s poised to become a beloved addition to your recipe repertoire.

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