Thursday, July 7, 2011

Szechuan Shrimp

Shrimp was always a treat in our family. Growing up, my mom would make this recipe on special occasions. I hadn't had it in so long, I forgot how delicious it is.

What you'll need
2 pounds Fresh uncooked shrimp
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Chili sauce
2 tbsp Corn starch
1 tbsp Soy sauce
2 tsp Sesame oil
2 tbsp Olive oil
6 Green onions, chopped
3 Cloves garlic, minced
8 oz can Water chestnuts, sliced
1/2 tsp Chili flakes
1 tsp ginger, minced
1 tsp pepper

How to
1. Mix together the water, ketchup, sugar, chili sauce, corn starch, soy sauce and sesame oil.

2. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions, garlic, water chestnuts, chili flakes, ginger and pepper. Fry for about 3 minutes. (In the future, I would add sliced green peppers to this recipe...this is probably a good place to add them, and fry for a couple extra minutes).

3. Add the sauce from step #1 to the pan. Stir.

4. Add the shrimp and cook until pink.

5. Serve over rice.

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