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Drunken Lemongrass Shrimp

Type: Fish, Shellfish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3/4 lb 340g / 11ozRaw medium shrimp - shelled, deveined,
  And tails left intact
1 tablespoon 15mlChinese rice wine
  = (or dry sherry)
1 teaspoon 5mlCornstarch
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1 tablespoon 15mlVegetable oil
4   Walnut-sized shallots - peeled, halved
6   Dried red chili peppers
2   Lemongrass stalks, bottom 6" only - cut 2" lengths,
  And lightly crushed
1/4 cup 59mlFried garlic slices
1 section  Cilantro
1/4 cup 59mlChinese rice wine
  = (or cup dry sherry)
1 tablespoon 15mlLime juice
1 tablespoon 15mlSoy sauce
2 teaspoons 10mlOyster-flavoured sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlFish sauce
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlLight brown sugar - (packed)

Recipe Instructions

Marinate the shrimp: In a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, rice wine, cornstarch and salt; toss until the shrimp are evenly coated. Set aside for 10 minutes.

For the Sauce: In a small bowl combine the rice wine, lime juice, soy sauce, oyster-flavored sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar; stir until the sugar dissolves.

Place a wok over high heat until hot. Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides. Add the shallots, chili peppers, lemongrass and fried garlic; stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Slide the shrimp into the wok; cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to turn pink, about 1 minute.

Pour in the sauce; reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the shrimp are cooked through and the shallots are tender, about 5 minutes.

Scoop into shallow bowl and garnish with the cilantro sprig.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

MARTIN YAN'S CHINATOWNS with Martin Yan - (Episode: Technique Show - 13: Chinese Traditional Seasonings) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK CANADA


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