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                         THAI SHRIMP WITH ASPARAGUS
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Seafood                          Oriental
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      3/4   lb           Large shrimp
    1       t            Salt
    1       lb           Fresh asparagus
      1/2   c            Whole straw mushrooms
                         -Fresh or Canned
    4                    Green onions
    2       tb           Vegetable or peanut oil
    3                    Garlic cloves -- chopped
    1       t            Sugar
      1/2   ts           Ground black pepper
    1       tb           Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
    1       tb           Oyster sauce
      1/4   c            Chicken stock
   SHELL AND DEVEIN the shrimp. In a bowl toss the shrimp with salt; let sit
   for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water, drain and pat dry; set
   aside. Cut the asparagus diagonally into 2-inch lengths. Bring a large pot
   of water to a boil. Drop the asparagus into the water and blanch for a few
   seconds or until it turns bright green. Remove and shower with cold water
   to stop the cooking. If using canned mushrooms, drain and rinse them with
   cold water; set aside. Cut the green onions, including part of the green
   tops, into 1 1/2-inch lengths. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. When hot
   add the oil and garlic; toss until lightly brown. Turn the heat to high and
   add the green onions and shrimp to the wok; stir-fry together until the
   shrimp turn bright orange and feel firm to the touch, about 30 seconds to a
   minute. Add the asparagus, mushrooms, sugar, pepper, fish sauce, oyster
   sauce and chicken stock; stir-fry together until the mixture is heated
   through and sauce has a light cream consistency. This should take no more
   than a few seconds.
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