Slippery Shrimp

Slippery Shrimp

44 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Angela Wolery-Garcia
Recipe by  Angela Wolery-Garcia

“After becoming mildly obsessed with Yang Chow in LA's China Town, I feel I've deciphered their dish as best as possible.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Heat peanut oil in a wok to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Toss the shrimp with 1/4 cup of cornstarch to coat, then drop into the hot oil, and quickly fry until golden brown, about 45 seconds. When done, drain shrimp, and set aside.
  3. Pour all but 1 tablespoon of oil from the wok, then stir in the garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until the garlic is fragrant and beginning to brown, about 30 seconds. Pour in the wine, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, salt, and 1/4 cup of water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Dissolve the cornstarch in 2 teaspoons of water, stir into the boiling sauce, and boil until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir the shrimp and green onions into the sauce until coated.

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Reviews (44)

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CINCASUE
29

CINCASUE

In 56 years I've had plenty go in this mouth of mine, but last night was, as the old man put it..."a defining moment"...this was undoubtedly THE BEST shrimp dish we have ever had. OMG....we could not stop raving about it. I am so glad that we tried this, and I will be making this often. I don't know what to say, I am speechless, which is rare..but I am so pleased to have found this recipe. If you are a shrimp lover, friends you need to give this one a try..you WILL NOT be disappointed. Thanks for sharing.

kaspmary
24

kaspmary

Love love love this recipe! It is dead-on exact to the Slippery Shrimp at Yang Chow's in L.A.'s Chinatown. One bite took me right back to the west coast! The second time I made it I doubled the sauce and that was nice as well.

Julia  Garreaud
18

Julia Garreaud

WOW!!! This recipe is just fantastic! My teenage son summed it up, OMG!!! We love upscale Chinese food and to be able to make it at home and enjoy a GREAT restaurant quality dish right out of your own kitchen was very enjoyable. This is our new favorite dish. We decided not to include it in our regular rotation and to keep it for special celebrations or for a special pick me up! We also did the same recipe with Chicken and that was excellent as well! Thanks to Angela the submitter of this dish we can ALL ENJOY IT!!! Thanks Ange...

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 258 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 536 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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