Shrimp in Oyster Sauce

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Enjoy making this shrimp in oyster sauce recipe. For this easy Chinese recipe, you only need a handful of ingredients. You can use prawns instead of shrimp.



  • 15ml (1 tbsp) light soy sauce
  • 10ml (2 tsp) sesame oil
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) Shaoxing rice wine
  • 5ml (1 tsp) cornflour
  • 500g (1lb) peeled, raw shrimp
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, washed and chopped
  • 1 red pepper, washed and chopped
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) oyster sauce
  • 4 spring onions, washed and shredded


  1. Mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine and cornflour in a bowl to form a thin paste.
  2. Place the prawns in the paste and marinate while preparing the vegetables.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok.
  4. Pour in the onions and fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and peppers and continue to fry for another 2 minutes.
  6. Turn up the heat and pour in the prawns and their marinade with the vegetables. Stir constantly for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour in the oyster sauce and make sure to stir until everything is well incorporated.
  8. Continue to let the stirfry sizzle while you stir for 2 minutes and remove from the heat.
  9. Serve immediately with egg fried rice. Garnish with with spring onions.


  • If you can’t get hold of rice wine you can use dry sherry instead.
  • For best results, you can marinate the prawns for one hour.
  • If you are gluten intolerance, use tamari instead of soy sauce
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: shrimp in oyster sauce, Chinese recipe, Chinese prawn stir fry