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Gluten-Free General Tso's Shrimp

Gluten-Free General Tso's Shrimp

Gluten-Free General Tso's Shrimp

Before being diagnosed with celiac disease, Chinese was a favorite in my family. After the diagnosis, it was pretty much off-limits due to the fact that soy sauce, a key ingredient in Chinese cooking, has wheat. General Tso's Shrimp is a perfect combination of spicy and sweet. This recipe was adapted to be gluten-free by using gluten-free soy sauce and gluten-free Hoisin sauce.

Oh. My. Goodness...

Let's make some gluten-free General Tso's Shrimp!


  • 1 cup water
  • 3 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp. Red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp. Hoisin sauce (make sure gluten-free)
  • 6 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 6 tbsp. ketchup
  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce (gluten-free)
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 tbsp. Sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. ground garlic
  • 2 stalks green onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 4 cups cooked rice


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine water, red pepper flakes, Hoisin, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and cornstarch. Whisk well.

  • In the wok, over medium heat, add sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Heat for 1 minute. Stir constantly. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Whisk the sauce again. Pour into wok. Turn the heat to high and continuously stir the shrimp. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until the sauce has thickened and shrimp are thoroughly cooked. Remove from heat. 

  • Place over rice, garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. 


We have gluten-free General Tso's Shrimp! Enjoy.

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