How to Make Delicious Drunken Spicy Shrimp at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

Q: Can I use a different type of shrimp for this recipe?
A: Yes, while Canadian Arctic shrimp is recommended, you can use other types of shrimp, just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q: Is there an alternative to the specialty Zui Lu sauce?
A: If you can’t find Zui Lu sauce, you can use a mix of soy sauce, rice wine, and a bit of sugar as a substitute, though the flavor will be slightly different.

Q: How can I adjust the spiciness of this dish?
A: Adjust the number of chili peppers according to your taste. Less for milder flavor, more for extra heat.

Drunken Spicy Shrimp (辣醉卤北极虾)


  • Canadian Arctic Shrimp - 300g
  • Thai Bird's Eye Chili (小米辣) - 5 pieces
  • Er Jing Tiao Chili (二荆条) - 2 pieces
  • Zui Lu Sauce (珍选醉卤捞汁) - 250ml
  1. Place 300g of sweet shrimp in a deep bowl and defrost.
  2. If in a hurry, defrost in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Slice the Bird's Eye and Er Jing Tiao chilies into rings.
  4. Place the chili rings on top of the defrosted shrimp.
  5. Pour Zui Lu sauce over the shrimp, ensuring they are submerged.
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours to marinate.
  7. Enjoy the sweet and aromatic drunken spicy shrimp.
  • Calories: Varies (based on sauce and shrimp size)
  • Protein: High (from shrimp)
  • Spiciness: Adjustable (based on chili amount)
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