Peking Shrimp (Beijing Far Jue Har)

Total Time
27mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 mins

An elegant meal - easy, ready in 25 min. - that is featured on the menu at State functions in China. Serve with white rice, stir-fried spinach & toasted sesame seeds, and a Chinese table wine for an authentic, impressive meal. I omit the gingerroot.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse shrimp & pat dry; place in medium bowl & toss with cornstarch.
  2. For batter, place egg, egg whites, cornstarch, flour & water in bowl; whisk until smooth. Heat oil in wok or large skillet until medium-hot.
  3. Dip shrip by holding tail end into batter; deep fry, turning once, in batches until golden - about 2 minute Remove, drain on paper towel; pour off oil from wok/skillet.
  4. For sauce, mix stock, sugar, salt & cornstarch in small bowl & set aside.
  5. Reheat wok/skillet over high heat; add garlic, chile, gingerroot & green onions; stir-fry about 1 minute.
  6. Add rice wine & broth mixture, stirring constantly until thickened & clear. Add shrimp, simmer, stirring, for 1 minute.