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How to Cook Steamed Jumping Shrimp

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo fresh shrimp if possible use live
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 cup banana sauce or banana catsup
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 long green chili thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. MSG
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Chinese rice wine
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced spring onions


    How to cook Jumping Shrimp

    • Wash shrimp in running water, and cut of antennae. Then drain well. In a bowl, mix shrimp thoroughly with sea
    • salt and 1 tbsp of the sesame oil so that all shrimp are coated with oil.
    • Bring water of steamer to a boil. Transfer shrimp to a plate and steam for 10-15 minutes or just until pink. Transfer shrimp to a colander to drain. Set aside.
    • Put cornstarch in a small bowl and gradually add banana sauce to make a paste.
    • Heat a medium sized wok on medium flame. Add cooking oil, then add garlic, ginger and green chili and stir for about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and toss for 1 minute then pour in banana sauce mixture.
    • Reduce flame to low, toss shrimp for 2 minutes. then add green onions. Toss before serving.