Cantonese Stir-fried Lover's Shrimp

READY IN: 30mins




  • Peel and devein shrimps if necessary; rinse and drain.
  • Combine ingredients for marinade; add shrimp, allowing to sit at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Prepare seasoning sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Trim ends off snow peas; parboil and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; stir-fry the snow peas for a few moments, until crisp-tender.
  • Season with salt, and place in the center of serving platter.
  • Heat 8 tbsp oil in wok; add shrimp and stir-fry until shrimp change color and curl; remove shrimp with a strainer; drain shrimp and set aside.
  • Drain all oil from wok except 1 tbsp ;stir-fry chopped scallions and minced ginger for a few seconds until fragrance is released; then stir in shrimp.
  • Pour in seasoning sauce, stirring thoroughly.
  • Remove half of shrimp and place them to one side of the platter.
  • Add the 3 tbsp ketchup to the shrimp remaining in wok and stir briskly.
  • Remove those shrimp, placing them on the other side of the platter.
  • (optional: add 1 1/2 tsp. chile paste to the ketchup to go on one side for a spicy contrast) Serve hot with steamed rice.