Shrimp Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

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A super delectable shrimp paste is stuffed inside mini sweet peppers. Then they are pan-fried until aromatic and simmer in a savory brown sauce. They are so juicy, full of umami taste, and absolutely no mess! Let’s get started!


Serving: 2 to 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes

For the filling:
1 ½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ teaspoon ginger
1/10 teaspoon salt
1/10 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the sauce:
¾ cup chicken stock, or water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the stuffed mini sweet peppers:
½ pound mini sweet peppers
1 tablespoon avocado oil, or other high-smoking point oil
1 stalk scallions, minced

To prepare the filling:
  • In a food processor, add the deveined shrimp, and blend until it becomes a paste (or mince it with a knife). Then add the ginger, salt, white pepper, and sesame oil. Mix well.
  • Place a pastry bag (or a Ziploc bag) in a glass, and add the filling inside. Seal the opening and cut open the tip.
To prepare the mini sweet peppers:
  • Cut the mini sweet peppers in halves lengthwise. Remove the seeds.
  • Squeeze the filling in the mini sweet peppers.
To cook:
  • In a bowl, to make the sauce, add the chicken stock, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and cornstarch. Whisk.
  • In a pan over medium heat, add the avocado oil (or other high smoking point oil), and add the stuffed mini sweet peppers. Pan fry until lightly browned for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce in the pan. Turn to low heat, cover the lid, and simmer for about 5 minutes until completely cooked through.
  • Lastly, garnish with scallions.
At the end of this recipe:

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