By Grace Young
Very few ingredients cooked in a flash!
I make shrimp fairly often but have always sautéed them in a fry pan over medium heat. What a difference it makes to stir-fry them over high heat in the wok. The shrimp turned out moist and succulent; so much so I kept looking to make sure they were indeed cooked through - and they were.
I made one deviation in regard to the ingredients. I used a serrano pepper in place of the jalapeño. For me, I could have used more than the one teaspoon the recipe called for. (I like my food spicy.) One other change I would make with this recipe as well as others is to use less oil for these were a tad on the oily side.
The shrimp has good flavor attributed to the Sichuan peppers. You really need to go get yourself some if you haven't tried them. They have a unique flavor that I just can't explain. They would make a great addition to your spice collection.
Success meter (1-3): 3
Rinsed in a salt water bath and dried before stir-frying.
So few ingredients:
Shrimp, ginger, garlic, serrano pepper, oil, and
a spice mixture made up of Sichuan peppercorns,
salt and sugar.
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