Xihongshi Jiang - Stir-Fried Shrimp in Tomato Sauce

Total Time
30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe from Deh-Ta Hsiung serves 4-6 as an appetizer or two for a main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Blend the shrimp with a pinch of the salt, the egg white, and about half the cornstarch paste.
  2. Heat some peanut oil in a preheated wok or pan. Stir-fry the shrimp for about 1-1/2 minutes, remove with a strainer and drain.
  3. Pour off the excess oil, leaving about 1 tablespoon in the wok or pan. Stir-fry the garlic, the tomatoes and white parts of the scallions for about 30 seconds, then add the remaining salt together with the tomato paste, sugar, soy sauce, rice wine and stock. Blend well and bring to the boil.
  4. Add the shrimp with the green parts of the scallions. Blend well and thicken the sauce with the remaining cornstarch paste. Sprinkle the sesame oil and serve hot, garnished with cilantro leaves.

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Gosh, this is a pretty dish! The red of the tomatoes and tomato paste intensify the red of the shrimp, and the green onion contrasts. It tastes very good, too. I expected the egg white mixed with the cornstarch/water paste to form a thicker coating on the shrimp, but it is hardly noticeable in the finished dish, adding more texture than heaviness. I did slice the green onion rather thin, diagonally, because I don't like large pieces of uncooked onion. I think I might even mince it next time. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us.

mianbao July 02, 2011

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