Firecracker Shrimps

Marinated shrimps wrapped in spring roll wrappers, fried until crunchy and golden brown. Best served with sweet chili sauce

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Happy 2016, party people! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s celebration. What did you do to celebrate? Maybe some of you went out of town with your loved ones. Maybe some celebrated at home with those feasty foods. Maybe some had a simple celebration while watching fireworks. Maybe some celebrated with lighting firecrackers?

I had a post New Year celebration with firecrackers. Did you know that firecrackers can be eaten as well? Oh you didn’t know? You silly – I am talking about firecracker shrimps! πŸ˜€

I thought… what’s the best way to celebrate first Fiesta Friday in 2016 than having these Firecracker Shrimps on our table? And with the past holidays, you gotta be wild with me and Mr. Fritz as we do our duties as co-hosts for this week’s Fiesta Friday #101.

Link up your posts by clicking Fiesta Friday #101 above and make sure to link them to this post of mine, Angie and to Mr. Fritz so we would know that you have arrived.

These firecracker shrimps are very easy to put up – you marinate the shrimps (of course, after making sure they are clean), wrap them in spring roll wrappers and fry. Dip them in sweet chili sauce and oh yum!

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Those crunchy spring roll wrappers.

Those delicious marinated shrimps.

You just want to eat them all.

Well, I don’t mind and I will tell it to anyone. πŸ˜‰

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Firecracker Shrimps


  • 20 large shrimps, tail on, deveined and nicked*
  • 10 spring roll wrappers, cut in half (2 triangles)
  • Cooking oil, for frying


  • 1 tsp garlic, grated
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Cornstarch ‘paste’:

  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water


After cleaning your shrimps and making sure all are deveined and nicked,

  1. In a bowl, place and mix all marinade ingredients. Place shrimps and marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Using paper towels, pat dry shrimps.
  3. Wrap each shrimp in spring roll wrapper and seal with the cornstarch ‘paste’.
  4. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately with sweet chili sauce.

Source recipe & visuals: Firecracker Shrimps with Sweet Chili Sauce by Steamy Kitchen


Make sure to leave the tails intact. To straighten up the shrimps, flip the shrimps after deveining to reveal their underside. Make cuts, making sure not to cut them halfway through.

Β I hope you all enjoy these and wishing you a day full of smiles. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


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55 thoughts on “Firecracker Shrimps

  1. I am huge, huge fan of Shrimps!!! Your recipe sounds outstanding! I would love to try it sometime…the photos have turned out so beautiful

  2. Oh, my! Those sound amazing! Shrimp is really the only seafood I like besides fish so count me in! I will need to figure out a time to do these! You make me want to got to a fishmongers and throw a party just to have these. Hope you are having a great new year so far! I went to a prayer and reflection service to ring in the new year – it was nice to do something less “party-ish” and incredibly relaxing. Xo

    1. My new year was very quiet, too! I prefer it like that – simple meal with loved ones. Thank you, Maggie. Your new year sounds awesome to me and I am wishing you a great new year. Thanks for coming over. xx

  3. This can’t get any better. I love shrimps and can almost taste the crunch of the wrapper and the juicy sweet prawn meat inside. Simple marinade, delicious flavors… Pure indulgence πŸ˜‹

  4. Wow is all I can say. Interesting that you marinate the shrimps first. Good idea. And made me laugh . . . deep frying isn’t that easy for most people!!!!! But you are different! Stunning photos, too. Making me hungry! Thank you for hosting too.

      1. Haha. Let’s face it, it’s so easy to grab deep fried from out there, who wants to fry it in their own kitchen . . . such a mess!

  5. Wow, Jhuls – these look amazing! How comes you are legally entitled to call your blog the ‘not so creative cook’? I mean, how can anyone be more creative than you?
    Thank you for all your hard work co-hosting, and Happy FF101!

  6. I love spring rolls and I like how your firecracker shrimp is simplicity at its best, just shrimp in a crispy spring roll shell -yum!

    1. I can’t believe how good are these. If only I don’t get allergy from shelling the shrimps, I might do this every weekend. But monthly would be nice, too. πŸ˜€ Thank you so much, Lily. Have a lovely week ahead. xx

    1. This recipe was not in my list, but when I knew I will be co-hosting, I’ve thought of bringing something cool. πŸ˜€ Thank you, Su. I am glad you liked these. Happy FF! xx

    1. Thank you, Elaine.
      That line is especially for myself – to smile despite of what happens in a day. πŸ˜€ You know the saying – ‘Smile if you have teeth!’ πŸ˜€
      I hope you have a lovely week ahead. xx

  7. Oh, this sounds excellent Jhuls and what a great way to prepare this fab shrimp dish. I’m salivating now πŸ˜€ Thanks for co-hosting this week FF and and enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚ xxx

    1. It’s my pleasure, Linda. I enjoyed your flatbreads at the party. πŸ˜€
      These shrimps were so good – it’s good that I did not finish all of them. πŸ˜› Happy FF to you and enjoy your week ahead. xx

  8. Those shrimp look and sound so good, and festive! The marinade sounds like just the kind of sauce I like. Thank you for co-hosting Fiesta Friday this week!

    1. I felt very lazy to do the marinade sauce the first time, but my gosh – it was so easy as 1 2 3. Haha! Thank you, Jenny. I hope you get the chance to try this recipe. Happy FF and thank you for coming over. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. I think they’re vanishing fast. Excuse me while I fry another batch. πŸ˜€ Enjoy the party and have a lovely weekend! xx

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