Spicy Shrimp Gluten-Free Recipe

instant gluten free meal

Incredibly fast and easy to prepare, this is a savory-spicy Burmese dish you’ll want to make again and again. Add some cooked broccoli florets and rice and you have a very satisfying and nearly instant gluten free meal from the team at San Francisco’s beloved Burma Superstar restaurant.

Spicy Shrimp Gluten-Free Recipe

Author Kate Leahy


  • 1 pound large (16 to 20) shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño chile
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Cilantro sprigs, for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. In a bowl, mix together the shrimp, fish sauce, and salt. Set aside at room temperature.
  2. In a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Stir in the garlic, ginger, and jalapeño and cook for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and red pepper flakes and cook until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with lime wedges.

Photography John Lee

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