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Stir Fried Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

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“A delicious stir fry shrimp dish that is very popular in Chinese restaurants. Recipe courtesy Stuart Chang Berman.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter fly the shrimp by cutting along the backside, but not all the way through.
  2. Place the shrimp in a bowl and add the egg white, cornstarch and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Mix well.
  4. The consistency should be silky and the color milky.
  5. In a large wok, heat 2 cups of the oil to 280 °.
  6. Turn the shrimp gently in the poaching oil. When they are white and fluffy, remove them with a stainless steel strainer.
  7. Place the cooked shrimp in a colander to drain.
  8. In a small saucepan, mix the chicken broth, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, sherry, garlic, ginger, sugar, and chili paste.
  9. Stir well.
  10. Bring the garlic sauce to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer.
  11. In a clean wok, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil to smoking.
  12. Add the sliced water chestnuts and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  13. Add the garlic sauce, stir, and bring to a boil.
  14. Mix together the cornstarch and cold water and stir the mixture into the wok and bring to a boil.
  15. Stir until thickened and add the shrimp.
  16. Toss and stir 3 times until well coated.
  17. Stir in the sliced scallions and serve.

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