Chinese New Year is just around the corner. This year, it falls on January 28th. Check out my previous blog posts for other Chinese New Year dishes and treats that I shared. Or, click here to for more popular Chinese New Year recipes that I compiled last year.
Today, I wanted to share with you these delicious Firecracker Shrimps 黃金炸蝦卷! You can serve them as an appetizer or as an entrée. These Firecracker Shrimps are fried to golden brown perfection. They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The marinade for these shrimps adds so much wonderful flavors to these little golden gems.
I served them with a sweet chili sauce, but you can dip them in whatever sauce that you like. A Chili Mayo, Roasted Garlic Mayo, or even homemade ketchup would be nice too.
These Firecracker Shrimps are perfect for the Chinese New Year. During the Chinese New Year, we like to serve dishes that represent good health, good fortune, or other well wishes. As for this particular dish, it represents happiness for the family and wealth. The pronunciation of shrimp in Chinese sounds similar to laughter (ha). So, the more you eat, the happier you’ll get! Also, the shape and the golden color of these Firecracker Shrimps resemble the golden nuggets that ancient Chinese used. Now, you know why you should make this dish for Chinese New Year!
I hope you enjoy today’s recipe and tutorial. Please stay tuned for more fun and delicious recipe next week! 預祝大家金銀滿屋, 日日笑哈哈!
Ingredients and Tools Used:
Egg Roll Wrapper (Click here for more information)
Microplane (Click here for more information)
Sambal Oelek Chili Paste (Click here for more information)
Light Soy Sauce (Click here for more information)
Sweet Chili Sauce (Click here for more information)
Rice Vinegar (Click here for more information)
Corn Starch (Click here for more information)
Sesame Oil (Click here for more information)
Asian Spider Strainer (Click here for more information)