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    Kung Pao Shrimp

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    20 mins

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    PanNan's Note:

    A quick and easy meal that is full of spice and flavor. It makes plenty of sauce for serving over rice or lo mein noodles. The whole family loved it.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Whisk together the broth, oyster sauce, chile paste, and cornstarch in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
    3. 3
      Add shrimp and peanuts and cook, stirring, until the shrimp are just barely cooked (2 - 3 minutes). Transfer them to a plate.
    4. 4
      Heat the sesame oil in the skillet, and saute the bell pepper until just barely tender (about 3 minutes). Then add the garlic and ginger to the skillet with the bell peppers and cook, stirring, until fragrant (about 1 minute).
    5. 5
      Add the broth mixture to the pan with the pepper mixture. Bring to boil. When boiling, add the shrimp and peanuts and simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 1 minute. Make sure the shrimp are done (but not overcooked).
    6. 6
      Serve over rice or lo mein noodles.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 09, 2013

      45

      We made this for dinner last night and it was certainly easy to make and required minimal prep, which was great for a weekday. Subbed veggie broth for chicken broth; otherwise made the recipe as posted. We served over lo mein noodles. I might have added some chili flakes or Thai chili peppers for additional heat, but that is personal preference. Thanks!

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    • on April 05, 2010

      55

      You have done it again! This is an outstanding dish that is easy enough for a weeknight but elegant enough for a dinner party. I used the minimum amount of chili paste but will up it next time around. It was served with Perfect Basic Brown Rice for a delicious meal. Made for *PAC Spring 2010*

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    • on September 08, 2009

      55

      Great recipe minus the peanuts (just a personal preference) The flavors where right on! Certain to be made agai. It has been requested already!

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    Nutritional Facts for Kung Pao Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (258 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 377.8
     
    Calories from Fat 209
    55%
    Total Fat 23.3 g
    35%
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    17%
    Cholesterol 172.8 mg
    57%
    Sodium 836.8 mg
    34%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.3 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    11%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 31.6 g
    63%

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