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4.41 from 5 votes

Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce

Asian Shrimp stir-fry with a spicy garlic black bean sauce is easy to make and full of flavor. This Asian seafood dish is great with steamed rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 463kcal


  • 2 pounds shrimps, rinsed and drained well
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • canola oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola
  • 1 can (6 ounces) salted black beans, rinsed and drained


  • In a wide pan, heat about 2 inches deep of oil.
  • In a bowl, combine shrimps and cornstarch until coated. Add one by one into the hot oil and deep-fry, turning as needed, until golden and crunchy.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove shrimp and drain on a wire rack. Keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, combine water, chili garlic sauce,  soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and sesame oil. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  • In a wide skillet over high heat, heat canola oil.
  • Add black beans and sauce mixture and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and toss to combine. Continue to cook, stirring regularly, just until heated through. Serve hot.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 572mg | Sodium: 4140mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 5mg