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Spicy Salted Egg Shrimp

This Spicy Salted Egg Shrimp is a delicious and innovative way to serve shrimp! The salted egg yolks has turned this simple dish into a creamy, savory, rich treat. It is so quick and easy to make that is sure to impress!

Salted Egg Shrimp

Salted egg is all the rage these days but it is nothing really new to Filipino cuisine. It has been part of our lives for many years as a go-to viand for a quick meal. Or when the budget is tight (remembering college days and impromtu outings…), just add tomatoes and you are good to go!

It is also commonly used as a topping for sweet treats like ensaymada, puto and bibingka. Or to make other food like siopao bola-bola (steamed pork buns) and tamales extra special. It is also used for adding the savory flavors to salad like Pako salad (fiddlehead fern) or ensaladas.

The use of salted eggs has even gained more popularity in the recent years, not only in the Philippines but around Asia. Now there are snacks flavored with salted eggs yolks. From potatoes, mushrooms, chicken and fish skins and biscuits. You name it! It seems like you can put in any dish and it will make it taste better.

Recipes using salted egg yolks are also becoming very  fashionable in the Asian food scene. Salted Egg Shrimp is one of them, and is my favorite so far!

I love how simple and how quick you can prepare this dish. But itis soooo good that you can seve it for special events or occassions. Will definitely impress your friends  and family with your cooking skills.

Spicy Salted Egg Shrimp Recipe

Spicy Salted Egg Shrimp Recipe

What you will need :

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ stick butter (50g)
  • 6 cloves garlic -minced
  • 2 pieces Thai chili
  • 4 pieces salted egg yolks
  • 125 ml table cream or all-purpose cream
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • Salt

Salted Egg Shrimp Ingredients

How to make Spicy Salted Egg Shrimp:

  1. Heat oil and melt butter in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic.
  3. Add salted egg yolks and mash with the back of a spoon.
  4. Stir in the chili peppers and pour in the cream and water and mix until well blended and sauce becomes creamy.
  5. Stir in shrimp and season with salt. Toss and cook shrimp until done.

Additional Tips:

Buy fresh shrimp or prawns. Here is an article to guide you on how to choose, clean, and store fresh shrimp.

Keep the head for more flavor.

Slit the back of the prawn using a sharp knife, devein, wash and drain in a colander. Making the slip a little deeper will make the shimp open up a little while you cook then and will make it easier for the sauce to cling.

If you are not able to get salted eggs, then make your own. Read this post on how to make salted eggs.

Salted Egg Prawns

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Spicy Salted Egg Shrimp
5 from 5 votes

Salted Egg Shrimp

Sink your teeth in some plump, juicy, sweet shrimp cooked in spicy creamy, rich, and savory salted egg sauce.
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: salted egg prawns,salted egg shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ stick butter (50g)
  • 6 cloves garlic -minced
  • 2 pieces Thai chili
  • 4 pieces salted egg yolks
  • 125 ml table cream
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 pound shrimp - -medium to large size, deveined and washed
  • Salt


  • Heat oil in a large skillet or pan over medium heat. Add butter and melt.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook just until limp and aromatic.
  • Add the salted egg yolks and stir. Break into pieces by pressing it against the pan with the back of a spoon. It will start to bubble and that is fine.
  • Stir in the chili peppers and pour in the cream. Mix until blended. Pour in water and mix until it is well blended and sauce becomes creamy.
  • Add the shrimp and season with salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until they turn completely pink and opened up a little.
  • Transfer to serving plate and enjoy with steaming hot rice.


Nutrition Facts
Salted Egg Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 370mg123%
Sodium 996mg42%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5 stars
    Best salted egg shrimp recipe I’ve tried! Easiest one, too! I didn’t have table cream on hand so I used heavy whipping cream instead and it worked out perfectly.

  2. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it’s really delicious. My husband likes it so much. It’s creamy, flavorful and very easy to make. Will definitely cook this again! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, this was so good! I lost my internet connection when I was about to make it, so I had to kind of make up the measurements because I couldn’t remember everything perfectly. I did it mostly the same, but I added the egg yolk after the cream and water, and that might have contributed to the fact that my sauce was a little bit grainy-bus still delicious! I added a dash of cooking wine after cooking the garlic and before adding the cream and water. I used half and half in place of the cream, and I topped mind with cilantro. I will definitely make this again, but next time I will put the heat on medium-low and hopefully the yolks will stay smooth this time.

  4. If I add white wine to cut down the fishyness of the shrimp, when is the best time to add it? Before or after salted egg? Thnx.

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