Shrimp Cantonese (Aka Shrimp in Lobster Sauce)

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Ingredients

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4 ts Salted black beans
1 lb Shrimp; shelled, tailed
2 tb Dry sherry; or rice wine
1/2 c Chicken broth
2 tb chicken broth; Cold
1 ts Cornstarch
2 tb Garlic; minced
1/4 ts Sugar
5 ts Soy sauce
1 tb Cornstarch; dissolved in
2 ts Sesame oil
8 oz Ground pork
1 Egg white; beaten with
3 tb Vegetable oil
1 Egg; beaten with
2 Scallions; minced
1 ts Fresh ginger; minced fine

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

Beat egg white with cornstarch. Add shrimp, mix well, and refrigerate for at least 15 min or up to an hour. Stir-fry in 3 T oil just until done. Remove to a warming oven with a slotted spoon. In the same oil (if its not too yucky) brown the pork. Add next 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil and add cornstarch-water. Return to the boil and cook until thickened. Remove pan from heat and stir in the egg; fuss with the mixture so the egg becomes thin filaments rather than a big glob in the middle of the pan. Stir in the cooked shrimp and toss with the sauce. Serve immediately. You may substitute 1 1-1/2# steamed, cut-up lobster for the shrimp to make Lobster Cantonese (or Lobster in lobster sauce). This will serve 2-3. Adapted from a recipe by Ken Hom and posted by Michael Loo Recipes posted to FIDO COOKING echo by Mike Loo, an excellent cook, between Dec 1, 1944 and Jul 31, 1995. Many are authentic Chinese recipes. File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/mikeloo.zip

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