Shrimp Shanghai

"Adapted from Morey Amsterdam's Benny Cooker Crock Book. Although the title comes from a joke from Amsterdam's night club act, the recipes are all genuine. Prep time is marinating time."
 
Shrimp Shanghai created by La Dilettante
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1hr 10mins
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directions

  • Combine soy sauce, whiskey, ginger, garlic, sugar and stock in a large bowl.
  • Add shrimp and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Drain shrimp, reserving marinade.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
  • Add shrimp and stir-fry 2-3 minutes.
  • Add peas and stir-fry 1 minute.
  • Add water chestnuts and stir-fry 1 minute.
  • Remove shrimp and keep warm. (Leave the vegetables in the pan.).
  • Mix cornstarch with enough cold water to form a thin paste.
  • Stir into marinade.
  • Pour marinade mixture into pan with the vegetables.
  • Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, or until sauce has thickened and become glossy.
  • Pour sauce over shrimp.
  • Serve with rice and cherry tomatoes.
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  1. La Dilettante
    Shrimp Shanghai Created by La Dilettante
  2. La Dilettante
    Very, very tasty! I had my doubts about using whiskey, but took the plunge, and wow! Changes I made: vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, and grated fresh ginger instead of powdered. Other than that, I did it according to instructions. I didn't have cherry tomatoes, so will serve it tonight with chopped Romas, steamed broccoli, and basmati rice. I will definitely make this again!
     
  3. La Dilettante
    Very, very tasty! I had my doubts about using whiskey, but took the plunge, and wow! Changes I made: vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, and grated fresh ginger instead of powdered. Other than that, I did it according to instructions. I didn't have cherry tomatoes, so will serve it tonight with chopped Romas, steamed broccoli, and basmati rice. I will definitely make this again!
     
  4. Chocolatl
    Adapted from Morey Amsterdam's Benny Cooker Crock Book. Although the title comes from a joke from Amsterdam's night club act, the recipes are all genuine. Prep time is marinating time.
     
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