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                           SZECHUAN SPICED SHRIMP
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood                          Chinese
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Peanut oil, for frying
    1       t            Sesame oil
    1       lb           Shrimp, peeled
                         -and halved
      1/4   ts           Salt
    1       t            Sherry
    1       t            Soy sauce
    2       tb           Flour
    1       tb           Cornstarch
    1       lg           Egg, beaten slightly
      1/4   ts           Baking soda
    1       tb           Ginger root, minced
    2       ts           Garlic, minced
    2                    Green onions, cut
                         -into pea sizes
    2                    Chili peppers, dried
                         -torn (or 3 peppers)
    3       tb           Sugar
    2       tb           Soy sauce
    3       tb           Ketchup (or tomato paste)
    2       ts           Sherry
    1       t            Vinegar
    1       tb           Water
   PREPARE MARINADE:  Mix flour, salt, cornstarch, 1 t sherry, beaten egg, 1 t
   soy sauce and baking soda; stir in shrimp and refrigerate at least one
   COMBINE SEASONINGS:  minced ginger root, garlic, green onions and chili
   peppers; reserve.
   COMBINE SAUCE INGREDIENTS:  sugar, 2 t sherry, 2 T soy sauce, vinegar,
   ketchup and water; reserve.
   Heat peanut oil until a chopstick bubbles in it.  Add half of the shrimp
   mixture and stir briskly about 10 seconds to lightly cook. Remove with a
   strainer to a bowl.  Repeat with other half of shrimp mixture.
   Remove all but 2 tablespoons of oil from the wok.  Heat the oil, add the
   seasonings and brown lightly.  Add the sauce mixture to the seasonings in
   the wok and stir until the mixture starts to bubble.
   Add shrimp back to wok and stir fry for several seconds, until shrimp are
   well-mixed.  (Remember that shrimp cook very quickly.) Stir the sesame oil
   into the shrimp mixture and serve hot, with rice on the side.
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