Hot Cook Recipe [How to Make Shrimp Chili] The taste of authentic Chinese cuisine easily recreated at home!


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★★★★★  Cooking time: 33 minutes, Preparation: 30 minutes + Hot Cook: 3 minutes


The shrimp will be plump and juicy. The sweet and spicy shrimp chili sauce is also excellent. It is great that one of the most popular Chinese dishes, shrimp chili, can be made so easily and automatically. Since it can be made in a short time, it is recommended to cook it when you want to make more than one dish in Hot Cook.

Cooking with a fluorine-coated inner pot makes a huge difference when stir-frying! Yesterday, I made shrimp chili, and it turned out more perfect than I could have imagined.

Even if you are using a stainless steel pan with the old model of Hot Cook, you can buy a fluorine-coated pan separately.


Hot Cook is Japanese popular cookware, waterless automatic cooking pot series, made by SHARP. Just put the ingredients in the pot and press the switch to automatically prepare a variety of dishes.

HOT COOK 1.6L size (for 2-4 people), Latest model with a fluorine-coated inner pot  

This article introduces recipes using the Hot Cook, which has become an indispensable part of our home.


Hot Cook Recipe [Shrimp Chili] One Point Advice

  • The best way to make it tasty is to prepare and season the shrimp well.
  • If you have time, before seasoning the shrimp, make an incision on the back of the shrimp with a knife and spread them out with both hands. This will allow the seasoning to soak into the shrimp and give them a more plump texture.
  • The spiciness can be adjusted by the amount of hot pepper paste. Even 1 teaspoon will be spicy enough.

Hot Cook Recipe [Shrimp Chili] Ingredients: 4 people

Seasoning of shrimp

  • Shrimp: 10-15 *You can also use large frozen shrimp.
  • Sake: 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger tube: a small amount on each shrimp
  • Potato starch: 2 tablespoons

Shrimp chili sauce

  • Tomato ketchup: 3 tablespoons
  • Sake: 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame oil: 2 teaspoons
  • Sugar: 2 teaspoons
  • Chicken soup stock: 1 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce: 1 teaspoon
  • Water: 4 tablespoons

Vegetables and seasonings

  • Leek, finely chopped: 1/2 piece
  • Garlic, finely chopped: A clove of garlic
  • Ginger, finely chopped: 1 tablespoon (can use a tube type)
  • Toubanjang (Chinese chili bean sauce): 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Lettuce: as desired (optional for serving)

Hot Cook Recipe [Shrimp Chili] How to make

STEP 1:Prepare ingredients
  • Remove all the shells from the shrimp. Remove the tails as well.
  • Remove the back of the shrimp with a bamboo skewer or the end of a fork.
  • Remove the water from the shrimp with a paper towel and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sake on the surface (one side is fine).
  • Spread a tube of ginger on each shrimp (one side is fine).
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the shrimp with potato starch.

Image Sprinkle shrimp seasoning and potato starch over the shrimp.

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the shrimp chili sauce and mix well.

Image Shrimp chili sauce

  • Cut green onions, garlic, ginger, and prepare hot pepper paste.

 Image Green onion garlic ginger pepper paste

STEP 2:Put all ingredients in the Hot Cook inner pot
  • First, add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil to the pot.

Image First add sesame oil to the pot.

  • Next, add the green onion, garlic, ginger, and hot pepper paste.

Image Put the green onion, garlic, ginger, and peppercorns into the pot.

  • Finally, add the seasoned and starchy shrimp and pour the sauce over the top.

Image Inside the pot before cooking the shrimp chili

STEP 3:Press the cook menu button

Make manually => Stir-fry => Set cooking time to “3 minutes” => Start

operation screen in Japanese

Shrimp and Chili Hot Cook Operation Screen

STEP 4:Complete!

When you hear the finishing chime, open the lid, mix it up, and place it on a plate.

Serve on a bed of lettuce with plenty of veggies to enjoy a delicious meal!

Image Shrimp Chili with Lettuce

Right after making the shrimp chili, I also made marabou tofu and served it together.

Then, we enjoyed a delicious Chinese plate!

Image Chinese Plate

HOTCOOK 1.6L size (for 2-4 people), Latest model with a fluorine-coated inner pot  

HOTCOOK 2.4L size (for 2-6 people), Latest model with a fluorine-coated inner pot  

 Useful notes


Good news for those who use the old model of Hot Cook with stainless steel inner pot! The long-awaited hot cook fluorine-coated inner pot is now on sale as an option!

I bought it online!

Now you can cook without worrying about cooking menus that stick to the bottom of the pot. Check it out if you are interested!

The fluorine-coated inner pot has FB at the end of the model number. Please be careful when purchasing. F refers to “fluorine.”

Sharp TJ-KN1FB Inner Pot for Hot Cooks, 0.4 gal (1.6 L) Type, Fluorine Coating

Sharp TJ-KN2FB Inner Pot for Hot Cooks, 0.6 gal (2.4 L) Type, Fluorine Coating

Sharp TJ-KN05FB Inner Pot for Hot Cooks, (1.0 L) Type, Fluorine Coating