Spiced Snow Pea-Wrapped Shrimp

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.

Spiced Snow Pea-Wrapped Shrimp

About This Recipe

Yield:10 (2 per person)
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: Small Bites to Pair with Sparkling Wine


  • 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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