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                           SINGAPORE SOUP NOODLES
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Shrimp, preferably fresh
                         -with heads on
    3       tb           Peanut oil
    3                    Cloves of garlic, crushed
                         -and chopped
    1                    1/2 inch piece of fresh
                         -ginger, peeled and chopped
    8       oz           Cooked pork, cut into strips
    1       c            Bean sprouts
    4       oz           Fine noodles or vermicelli
    4       oz           Crab meat, flaked
      1/4                Cucumber, peeled and diced
    6                    Scallions, chopped fine
   First make the stock: remove shells and heads, if available, from shrimp.
   Put heads and shells, or just shells, into a large saucepan, and add 5 cups
   water.  Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1/2 hour. Salt and
   pepper to taste.  Remove from heat and strain.  Set aside 3 1/2 cups of
   this broth.
   Now heat the oil in the large saucepan.  When just smoking, add chopped
   garlic and ginger.  Stirfry one minute, or until golden.  Add pork,
   deveined shrimp and sprouts; stirfry 3 minutes.  Pour the reserved broth
   back in and return to boil.  Stir in noodles, cook 5 minutes or until done.
   Transfer to a large serving bowl and garnish with the crab, cucumber and
   scallions; serve piping hot.
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