Shrimp With Napa Cabbage and Ginger
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Gourmet. Jan 04. Serve with rice.
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- 1 bunch scallion
- 1 lb large shrimp, in shell peeled and deveined (16 to 20 per lb)
- 2 tablespoons medium-dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (2 lb) napa cabbage, quartered lengthwise, cored, and cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch pieces (10 cups)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Cut white and pale green parts of scallions into 2-inch pieces and thinly slice dark green parts.
- Stir together shrimp, 1 tablespoon Sherry, cornstarch, white pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.
- Rinse cabbage in a colander. Tap colander lightly, then transfer cabbage to a large bowl with excess water clinging to leaves.
- Heat a 14-inch wok or 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until beginning to smoke, then add 2 tablespoons oil.
- When oil begins to smoke, add shrimp and stir-fry until golden and almost cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a clean bowl.
- Add remaining tablespoon oil to wok and heat until just smoking, then stir-fry ginger and white and pale green parts of scallions until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and stir-fry until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining tablespoon Sherry and cook until most of liquid is evaporated.
- Add cabbage with water from bowl, soy sauce, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, covered, until cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in shrimp along with any juices accumulated in bowl and simmer, uncovered, until shrimp are just cooked through, about 1 minute. Add scallion greens and toss to combine well.
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