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Asian Home Recipe

Deep-Fried Shrimps Recipe

Ingredients :

225 g

1/2 cup

2

1

1 1/2 tablespoons

1/2 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

6 tablespoons

Unshelled shrimps

Green peas

Spring onions (scallions), white parts only

Egg white

Cornflour

Rice wine or sherry

Salt

Chicken stock

Duck fat or oil for deep-frying

Method :
  • Parboil the peas for 3 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water in order to keep the bright green color.

  • Finely chop the onion whites.

  • Pull off the heads and shell the shrimp, but leave the tail pieces intact.

  • Marinate them with 1/2 teaspoon salt, egg white and 1/2 tablespoon cornflour.

  • Heat the duck fat or oil.

  • Deep-fry the shrimps for about 1 minute.

  • Stir to separate them, remove and drain.

  • Pour off the excess fat.

  • Add the stock, salt, rice wine or sherry, cornflour and onions.

  • Bring it to the boil.

  • Stir to make a thick smooth gravy.

  • Add the shrimps and peas.

  • Blend well and serve.

 

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