Discover 13 of the best dried shrimp recipes, from Chinese Turnip Cakes to Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage and Shrimp Pad Thai.
Learn how to use and store this unique ingredient below.
What is Dried Shrimp?
Dried shrimp is used extensively in Latin American and Asian cuisine. They're small, orange-pink shrimp that have been cooked, salted, and allowed to dry.
They have a unique, slightly salty, and fishy flavor.
Dried shrimp uses
They're used whole, chopped, or ground in soups, stir-fries, noodles, and salads. They should be soaked in warm water for at least 20 minutes before use.
How to store it?
Dried shrimp should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or frozen for up to one year.
Where to buy it?
You can find them in Asian markets, both in small plastic packages and sold in bulk, or buy them online.
Learn how to make tender and flavorful Chinese turnip cakes loaded with various ingredients. They taste far superior to the restaurant version!
This recipe blends Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, and daikon radish for a savory-sweet flavor.
For serving, slice the chilled cakes and pan-fry them until golden brown for an irresistible crispy texture.
This dim sum classic is a must-have for Chinese New Year and an excellent appetizer for any Chinese dinner party!
Sticky rice with Chinese sausage is a dim sum favorite and very simple to make at home. You'll love this authentic Chinese sticky rice recipe!
This dish combines sticky rice, Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, mushrooms, and savory seasonings. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare and cook!
Serve it as is or garnish with cilantro for a boost of freshness.
These Chinese Chive Pockets are the perfect snack! A hearty, savory filling of Chinese chives and scrambled eggs is stuffed into the super crispy and thin dough.
Prepare the dough with hot water, and combine Chinese chives, dried shrimp, Shaoxing wine, and oyster sauce for a flavorful filling. Roll out the dough, add filling, fold into half-moon pockets, and pan-fry until crispy and golden brown!
For one of the best dried shrimp recipes, serve them with Chinkiang vinegar or dumpling sauce!
With this simple 30-minute recipe, you can enjoy the Cheung Fun in the comfort of your own home! These rice rolls have a thin and elastic texture coated with a secret sauce made of soy sauce, sugar, water, and oyster sauce.
Whether you want vegetarian or shrimp filling, you can customize it easily.
Drizzle the savory sauce over the rice noodles, garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, and enjoy! It's one of our favorite recipes with dried shrimp.
This is an authentic Prawn/Shrimp Pad Thai recipe from the critically acclaimed Thai restaurant Spice I Am. To say it tastes amazing would be an understatement!
This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and cook.
Soak rice noodles, cook prawns, stir-fry shallots, tofu, and seasonings, add noodles, scramble eggs, toss with remaining ingredients, and serve with lime wedges and chili powder to taste!
Combine glutinous rice flour, all-purpose flour, tapioca starch, and salt in a bowl. Gradually add hot water while mixing until a smooth dough forms.
Prepare the filling, then assemble the rice cakes before steaming to perfection. Serve warm, topped with toasted sesame seeds!
Chinese seaweed soup is a delicious and healthy soup made with dried Chinese seaweed, eggs, dried small shrimp, and scallions.
Combine seaweed, scallions, shrimp, and seasonings in a serving bowl. Whisk eggs with salt and pepper. In a pan, boil water or chicken stock with smashed ginger, then remove from heat and pour in the egg mixture to create an egg flower.
This lovely soup can be finished in 10 minutes, making it the ideal meal for a cold winter day.
This quick stir-fried zucchini takes about 15 minutes to prepare and cook, making it ideal for busy weeknights.
It has a delicious flavor thanks to the combination of zucchini and dried shrimp, similar to the filling of steamed vegetable wraps.
Simply julienne zucchini and carrots, and stir-fry with garlic and dried shrimp until fragrant and tender. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
For a delicious meal, serve this flavorful dish with freshly steamed rice.
Belacan sauce is a Malaysian-style sauce made with dried shrimp, fresh and dried chilies, fish sauce, and fermented shrimp paste. It'll become one of your must-have condiments!
This East Asian sauce can be used as a condiment with rice or congee or as an ingredient in various dishes.
You can also combine it with noodles for a quick and tasty meal!
This quick and easy winter melon stir fry has a super umami flavor thanks to Chinese dried shrimp, making it the perfect side dish. This recipe only takes 10 minutes!
Winter melon is the star of this recipe, with its mild and lightly sweet flavor, while carrots and peppers add color and variety.
Make this quick and easy stir fry for a tasty side dish that is sure to please.
This stir-fry recipe is a tasty, savory side dish with few ingredients. It's a simple and quick stir-fry recipe your family will love on any weeknight dinner.
These crispy, sweet green beans are complemented by the umami flavor of dried shrimp and a subtle spicy kick from red chilis.
Serve with rice for a quick and filling meal!
This Eight Treasures Stir Fry is another favorite among Chinese home cooks. This dish's secret is combining three ingredients: dried shrimp, lots of garlic, and spicy bean paste (doubanjiang).
This recipe is ready in under 45 minutes and symbolizes good fortune in Chinese culture. You can customize the ingredients, like adding lotus root, shiitake mushrooms, or chicken.
Serve it hot with rice or cold for a quick and hearty dinner.
13. Xo Sauce Recipe
XO sauce is a flavor-bomb condiment loaded with dried seafood and cured ham. You can spoon it over various dishes, but it's also an excellent cooking ingredient.
Making this sauce takes about 2 hours, but the savory, spicy, and sweet flavor is worth the wait.
Serve it with various dishes, including stir-fried vegetables, pasta, and rice, for an irresistible flavor boost.
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