Velvet Shrimp With Caramelized Nuts

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

East meets West in this recipe from Martin Yan's Invitation to Chinese Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the shrimp, cornstarch, and salt; sit to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place a pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add 3 tablespoons of the oil, swirling to coat the sides. Add teh sugar and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Add the five-spice powder and mix well. Add the walnuts and turn to coat with the oil and sugar. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. With a fork, separate the nuts and let them cool.
  3. Place a wok or wide frying pan over high heat until hot. Add the remaining oil, swirling to coat the sides. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until they turn pink, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove the wok from the heat. Add the sauce and toss to coat. Place the shrimp on a serving platter and sprinkle with the nuts.

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