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Chili Shrimp

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Ingredients
  Dry sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Reduced sodium soy sauce 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 2 Tablespoon
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Large shrimp 1 Pound
  Vegetable oil 9 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole scallions 2 , chopped
  Minced fresh ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Oriental sesame oil 1 Teaspoon (dark)
Directions

1. In a small bowl, combine the sherry, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, and cornstarch; stir to blend in the cornstarch. Set the seasoning sauce aside.
2. Using a small pair of scissors, cut the shell along the back of shrimp, cutting into the shrimp about halfway through. Do not remove the shell. Remove the vein with the nose of the scissors and pull off the legs. Rinse the shrimp under cold running water, drain in a colander, and pat dry.
3. Preheat a skillet over high heat. Add 2 1/2 tablespoons of the oil, then add the shrimp and stir-fry until the shrimp are almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. They will be charred and deep orange in color. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl or plate.
4. Return the skillet to high heat and add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add the scallions, ginger, and garlic, and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir the seasoning sauce to recombine and add it all at once to the skillet, stirring until the sauce thickens slightly.
5. Return the shrimp to the skillet and stir until they are evenly coated with the sauce. Remove from the heat and swirl in the sesame oil. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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