Szechuan shrimp is a spicy type of Chinese cuisine which originated in the Sichuan, China. This dish is made with the use of chili peppers and garlic.
The Szechuan style of cooking is most often used on seafood, but pork and chicken are also prepared with this method. The spice in this dish is attributed to the use of chili paste and oils as well as the Sichuan pepper.
Steaming, braising and stir frying are the most common ways to prepare this recipe. Szechuan cuisine offers sweet, spicy, salty and sour flavors. The meat in this dish is often floured before cooking to produce a thick and rich sauce.