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                              SZECHUAN SHRIMP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Seafood
                 Chinese                          Asian
                 Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           Scallions -- minced
      1/2  cup           Bamboo shoot -- minced
    3      tablespoons   Water
    3                    Garlic cloves -- minced
      1/2  cup           Cat up
    1      tablespoon    Soy sauce
    2      tablespoons   Sugar
    1      tablespoon    Cornstarch
      1/4  teaspoon      Tabasco
    1 1/2  cups          Peanut oil
    1      pound         Fresh shrimp; shelled -- deveined
      1/4  teaspoon      Fresh ginger root -- minced
    3      tablespoons   Sherry
    1 1/2  teaspoons     Sesame oil or
    1      tablespoon    Toasted sesame seeds -- (opt)
                         Hot cooked rice
 
 Combine scallions, bamboo shoot , ginger, garlic, and tabasco in a small bowl. In
second bowl combine sugar, catsup, sherry, soy sauce, and sesame oil or seeds. In
third bowl mix cornstarch and water.
 Heat oil in a wok or large skillet to 400F. Have ready a large strainer with a
bowl underneath. Add shrimp to hot oil, stirring until done, about 2 minutes.
Pour oil and shrimp into strainer to drain.
 Heat 2 T. of the strained oil in same wok or skillet over high heat. Add scallion
mixture and stir-fry for one minute. Add drained shrimp and stir-fry for 30
seconds. Add cornstarch mixture to wok. Cook and stir until slightly thickened.
Serve over cooked rice.
 
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