Spiced Snow Pea-Wrapped Shrimp

Spiced Snow Pea-Wrapped Shrimp
  • Yield:10 (2 per person)
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Serious Entertaining: Small Bites to Pair with Sparkling Wine

You don't need to serve these highly flavored shrimp bites with a dipping sauce. If you choose to, plain soy sauce makes a perfect compliment.


  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 20 uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. 1.

    Combine shrimp, garlic, ginger, 5 spice powder, salt and oil in a medium sized bowl, and toss until everything's covered. Marinate for up to four hours.

  2. 2.

    Boil a pot of water and add the snow peas to blanch. Drain and run cold water over the peas.

  3. 3.

    Cook shrimp in saute pan for roughly three minutes, or until cooked through. Cool to room temperature.

  4. 4.

    Wrap one snow pea around each shrimp and secure in place with a skewer or toothpick.

  5. 5.

    Refrigerate before serving.

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