Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chow Noodles and Pepper Shrimp... Part 2

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Ingredients

1lb fresh shrimps, not frozen. Large, deveined, but with shells intact.
Hot pepper to your liking- avoid peppersauce


2 cups mixed vegetable of your choice, I used water chestnuts, onions and sweet pepper here. Pinapple works well.
tsp of equal amounts of crushed ginger and garlic combined

1/2 tsp salt

tsp sugar

1/4 tsp five spice powder

1/4 tsp white pepper



2 tbsp good quality rice wine
1/2 cup tomato paste - not ketchup

Sesame oil
1/4 tsp vetsin
chopped chive as garnish





Season shrimp with salt, 5-spice powder, hot pepper, white pepper and vetsin.
Marinate for an hour or 2.




Heat 1/2 cup cooking oil in your trusty wok until smoking. Throw in shrimp and the ginger and garlic into the wok. Cook shrimp over high heat for a couple minutes on each side.



Remove Cooked shrimp from the wok.



Remove most of the oil from the wok and add vegetables, salt, sugar, a dash of white pepper, and rice wine. Stir fry for 2- 3 minutes.



Add tomato paste and 1/2 cup water, bring to a simmer.



Place the shrimp back into the wok and simmer for a few minutes. Turn off heat and add a few dashes of sesame oil.


Remove from Wok, garnish with chopped chive. Done.


Serve over a bed of Chow noodles or next to it as the case may be.

5 comments:

  1. Kill me dead the motion blur in that pumpkin pic from quincy last post was a new standard for the blog.

    Great stuff, man. I woulda say it makin mih hungry, but I just eat.

    What kind of camera do you use, and what settings do you use for that focal effect?

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  2. Look who trying some chow noodles and well..maybe some pepper boneless chicken today!! pics are great btw!

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  3. Kayode, I used an SLR for the shots, a Canon Rebel. With a 50mm lens. The aperture was a wide open f-1.8. The camera did all the work basically.

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  4. i will try my best not to dash my camera in the bin along with the scraps from them dishes. AH WANT AH SLR!!!!!

    ah goin an try dat with a seafood mix fuh the lockdown weekend.

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  5. I eh no Shrimp fan VIX, as a matter of fact, I cant eat it but this dish look real tasty.

    I have to get my hands on some rice wine and five spice powder.

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