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  • Szechuan Shrimp by wyonot1

    wyonot1 - Posted February 17, 2004 11:10 AM

    Szechuan Shrimp

    1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp in shells
    3 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoons ketchup
    1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
    1 tablespoon rice wine, dry sherry or water
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    1 teaspoon honey
    1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1 tablespoon peanut oil or cooking oil
    1/2 cup sliced green onions
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 cups cooked rice noodles or hot cooked rice
    2 small red chili peppers, such as Fresno or Thai, sliced (optional)

    * Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp; cut in half lengthwise. Rinse; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

    * For sauce, in a small bowl stir together the water, ketchup, soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, honey, ground ginger (if using) and crushed red pepper. Set aside.

    * Pour oil into a large skillet or wok. Heat over medium-high heat. Add green onions, garlic and grated fresh ginger (if using); stir-fry for 30 seconds.

    * Add shrimp. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque; push to side of skillet or wok. Stir sauce, add to center of skillet or wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Serve with rice noodles. If desired, garnish with sliced red chili peppers.

    * Makes 4 servings.
    From Better Homes and Gardens
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