Thai Firecracker Shrimp

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Adjust Servings:
20 Udone noodles
10 Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 teaspoon
3 cups Beef broth
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon Minced
1 teaspoon Ribeye Steaks
1 teaspoon Ripe avocado
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon Minced
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

Nutritional information

41 g
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
Total Fat
19 g

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Thai Firecracker Shrimp


Adjust the spiciness level by reduce the chili flakes and white pepper amount in the marinade ingredients

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 20
  • Easy





Thai Firecracker Shrimp is a flavorful and spicy Thai-inspired dish that features succulent shrimp coated in a spicy and aromatic sauce. It’s known for its explosive flavor, which combines the heat of chili peppers with the freshness of herbs and lime. Here’s a description of this mouthwatering dish:


  1. Shrimp: Large shrimp, peeled and deveined, are the main protein in this dish. They are typically left whole or can be butterflied for more surface area to absorb the sauce.
  2. Sauce: The sauce is the heart of the dish and is made from a combination of ingredients like:
    • Chili Peppers: Thai bird’s eye chili peppers or other spicy chili varieties are used to add heat to the sauce. The number of chilies can be adjusted to control the level of spiciness.
    • Garlic: Minced garlic adds aromatic flavor and depth.
    • Fish Sauce: Fish sauce contributes a salty and savory umami flavor.
    • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice provides a tangy and zesty element.
    • Sugar: Sugar balances the heat and acidity, adding a touch of sweetness.
    • Fresh Herbs: Fresh cilantro and mint leaves are often added for a burst of freshness and herbaceous flavor.
  3. Oil: Vegetable oil or cooking oil is used for sautéing the shrimp and creating the sauce.

Cooking Process:

  1. Sautéing Shrimp: The shrimp are briefly sautéed in a hot pan with a small amount of oil until they turn pink and opaque. They are then set aside.
  2. Sauce Preparation: In the same pan, minced garlic and finely chopped chili peppers are sautéed briefly until fragrant. Fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar are added to the pan, creating a flavorful sauce. The sauce is stirred and heated until it thickens slightly.
  3. Combining: The cooked shrimp are added back to the pan with the sauce. They are tossed and coated in the spicy, savory, and tangy sauce.
  4. Herbs: Just before serving, fresh cilantro and mint leaves are sprinkled over the shrimp to add a burst of color and freshness.

Serving: Thai Firecracker Shrimp is typically served hot and can be accompanied by steamed jasmine rice or a bed of lettuce leaves. It is often garnished with extra herbs, lime wedges, and sometimes crushed peanuts for added texture.

The dish is known for its bold and explosive flavors, combining the heat of chili peppers with the freshness of herbs and the savory-sweet balance of the sauce. It’s a delightful and aromatic Thai-inspired dish that’s perfect for those who enjoy spicy and zesty flavors in their seafood.



In a mixing bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and stir well. Put aside.


Prepare the shrimps, peel the skin off, devein and leaving the tails on.
Use a small knife, make three shallow slits along the inside curve of the shrimp. Bend shrimp backwards to straighten out of their natural curve.


Pat the shrimps dry with paper towels and marinate for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.
If possible, try to marinate the shrimp without getting the tails wet.
In a mixing bowl, crack the egg and beat with cornstarch until mix well. Put aside.


Cut each of the roll wrappers in half diagonally to make 20 triangle shape wrappers.
Place one marinated shrimp on each triangle wrapper on the bottom left corner with the tail outside of the wrapper.
Then fold the left corner over the shrimp and roll it a few times, and fold the top part of the wrapper down to seal from the top.
Gently roll the shrimp up tightly in the wrapper with leaving the bottom right hand corner open.
Lastly, brush the corner with egg mixture and roll it up completely.


Heat the oil in a large wok or deep fryer over medium high heat.
Once heated, carefully slide in the shrimps roll and deep fry for about 3-5 minutes or until turn into golden brown.


Remove from the heat and drain the excess oil in paper towels. Serve it with your favorite dipping sauce.


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