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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.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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