Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp

This delicious sweet chili garlic shrimp recipe combines the flavors of sweet chili sauce, garlic, and banana ketchup to create a mouthwatering dish. It’s easy to make and incredibly tasty.

Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp

Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp

Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp is a very versatile dish. It can be used as a starter, a main dish, or even a delectable garnish for salads. Any meal will be brought to a whole new level by its rich flavors. Additionally, because it only requires a small amount of preparation time, it is a lifesaver for hectic weeknights or unplanned gatherings.

The unique blend of sweet chili sauce and banana ketchup offers the perfect balance of sweet and spicy notes that will keep you coming back for more. The sauce clings to the shrimp, infusing them with its luscious flavors and creating a burst of flavor with each bite.


Ingredient Notes

  • Shrimp: When choosing shrimp for this recipe, go for fresh, deveined shrimp in the size of your choice. Whether you use jumbo or small shrimp, they will all absorb the flavors of the sweet chili garlic sauce beautifully.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: Sweet and spicy mix to create a delicious combination that pleases your taste. Sweet chili sauce can be found in most grocery stores and is a versatile condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes, not just this one.
  • Banana Ketchup: Now, you might be wondering, banana ketchup? Yes, that’s right! A Filipino condiment, banana ketchup, adds a unique twist to this dish. It’s a sweet and tangy alternative to traditional tomato ketchup made from mashed bananas, sugar, vinegar, and spices. The banana ketchup enhances the general taste of the dish by adding a pleasant fruity flavor to the sweet chili garlic sauce. If you don’t have banana ketchup on hand, you can substitute regular tomato ketchup, though the outcome won’t be the same.

Cooking Tips

– If you enjoy a spicier kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce.
– Don’t overcook the shrimp to maintain their delicate and tender texture.

How to Store and Serve

If you have any leftovers (which is unlikely because this dish is so delicious! ), store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. To keep the shrimp juicy, gently warm them on the stovetop when reheating. This Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp can be served in a variety of ways. You can eat it as an appetizer, with steamed rice or noodles for a full meal, or as a flavorful topping for salads.

Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp

Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp

Course: Main, Sides


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This easy and delicious sweet chili garlic shrimp recipe features succulent shrimp cooked in a flavorful sauce made with sweet chili sauce and banana ketchup.


  • 1/2 kg shrimp

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

  • 1 tablespoon banana ketchup


  • Start by combining the sweet chili sauce and banana ketchup in a small bowl. Stir the mixture together until well combined, and set it aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter or margarine over medium heat. Once melted, add the minced garlic and sauté until it becomes lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Next, carefully add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for approximately two minutes or until they turn a light orange color. Stir them occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  • Now, pour the prepared sweet chili sauce and banana ketchup mixture over the shrimp. Stir gently to ensure that the shrimp is completely coated with the flavorful sauce.
  • Let the shrimp cook and simmer for an additional minute to allow the sauce to thicken slightly and infuse its spicy sweetness into the shrimp.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and serve the Sweet Chili Garlic Shrimp immediately.

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  • Adjust the sweetness of the dish by adding more or less sweet chili sauce according to your preference.
  • Choose fresh, deveined shrimp for the best taste and texture.

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