Salt & Pepper Shrimp: Kung Pad Prik Glua

Today, we are preparing a popular and easy Thai salt & pepper shrimp dish called Kung Pad Prik Glua (กุ้งผัดพริกเกลือ) in Thai. This is basically shrimps fried with salt, pepper, chili and garlic. Alternatively, you can take other seafood like mussels or squid for this recipe. Salt & pepper shrimps are served with steamed jasmine rice.

Thai salt & pepper shrimp

Thai salt & pepper shrimp (photo:

Thai salt & pepper shrimp (photo:

Here is what you need to prepare 2 portions:

  • 300-400g shrimps
  • 2 TSP chopped garlic
  • 2 TSP chopped red chili
  • 2 TSP chopped green chili
  • 2 TSP chopped spring onions
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 1 TSP fish sauce
  • 1 TSP sugar
  • 1/2 TSP black pepper
  • 3 TSP cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • a cup of palm oil for deep frying
  • some coriander leaves for garnishing


Take a pot and heat palm oil for frying, add in the shrimps. Let the shrimps fry for about two minutes, then remove the shrimps from the oil. Take a pan and heat some cooking oil, add the garlic, red and green chilies and fry until fragrant. Then season with salt, sugar, pepper, fish sauce and some water. Now add the fried shrimps, mix well and put the spring onions on top. Arrange the shrimps on a plate and garnish with coriander leaves. You’re ready to serve!

This recipe for Thai salt & pepper shrimp comes from the amazing cooking channel In the following video, you can easily learn how to make this dish.

Hope you’ll give this delicious Thai recipe a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)