Stir Fried Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter fly the shrimp by cutting along the backside, but not all the way through.
  • Place the shrimp in a bowl and add the egg white, cornstarch and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Mix well.
  • The consistency should be silky and the color milky.
  • In a large wok, heat 2 cups of the oil to 280 °.
  • Turn the shrimp gently in the poaching oil. When they are white and fluffy, remove them with a stainless steel strainer.
  • Place the cooked shrimp in a colander to drain.
  • In a small saucepan, mix the chicken broth, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, sherry, garlic, ginger, sugar, and chili paste.
  • Stir well.
  • Bring the garlic sauce to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer.
  • In a clean wok, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil to smoking.
  • Add the sliced water chestnuts and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the garlic sauce, stir, and bring to a boil.
  • Mix together the cornstarch and cold water and stir the mixture into the wok and bring to a boil.
  • Stir until thickened and add the shrimp.
  • Toss and stir 3 times until well coated.
  • Stir in the sliced scallions and serve.
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