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Crispy Shrimp in Hoisin and Garlic

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Five Spice
Servings: 3 orders

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1 teaspoon light soy
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry

Shrimp

  • 1 pound shrimp (about 24)
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (large)

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons light soy
  • 1 Tablespoon dry sherry
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

Marinade

  • Clean shrimp and pat dry. Toss with marinade and roll shrimp in cornstarch until nicely coated. Have sauce ready.

Sauce

  • Mix sauce ingredients until dissolved.
  • In small skillet or saucepan, heat oil and sear garlic on medium (45 seconds), pressing garlic. Add sauce and simmer. Save sauce until needed.

Shrimp

  • Heat skillet, add 4T oil until very hot. Remove ½ oil, turn to medium low, add shrimp 1x, 3 minutes, shaking pan gently.
  • Turn over, dribble in reserved oil from [unclear] 2 more minutes. Reheat sauce slowly.
  • Pour hot sauce over shrimp, increase heat to med-high, let sauce sizzle, turning shrimps. Put shrimp in swirls on platter and pour sauce over. Scatter scallions.