Any seafood meal is always a plus in our family as the whole family love fish and seafood. This is a very easy dish to cook and also healthy and flavorsome. The Orientals always include seafood in most part of their meal whether a couple of shrimps or scallops or calamari or fish fillet slices are always added to their vegetable or soup dish.
This sauce added to this dish is common and popular in the Chinese cuisine. You can find this special dish almost in every Chinese restaurant. I will be serving this dish during the Chinese New Year celebration. Well, you too can give this a try.
2¼ pounds large raw shrimp, shelled, deveined and tail off/on, sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cornstarch, toss well
10 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
2 tablespoons canola/vegetable/corn oil
2 stalks green onion, cleaned and chopped
2 cups broccoli florets, blanched in boiling water until just tender, drained
½ cup sliced button mushrooms
¼ cup sliced water chestnut
½ cup cubed green pepper
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cooking white wine
¼ teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
Salt to taste
1½ teaspoons raw sugar
3 tablespoons chili oil/2 teaspoons sambal oelek (you may reduce to suit your taste buds or optional too)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Combine all the seasoning ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
Place the light soy sauce, cooking white wine, black pepper, salt to taste, raw sugar, chili oil/sambal Oelek and sesame oil in a bowl, stir to mix well and set aside.
Heat a pan with some canola/vegetable/corn oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimps to the hot oil and panfry until lightly golden. Removed and drained onto a kitchen paper towel to reduce some of the grease. Set aside.
Heat a wok/frying pan with canola/vegetable/corn oil over medium-high heat. Swirl the wok/frying pan to coat all the rest of the pan. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add the blanched broccoli florets, green pepper and water chestnut and stir-fry until broccoli florets are just soft. Add the panfry shrimp and stir-fry until well blended, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the seasoning mixture and stir to coat all the shrimps.
Make sure not to overcook the shrimps as it will be tough a little. Remove from heat and transfer to a serve platter and garnish with chopped green onions. Serve it with steamed white Jasmine rice. Enjoy!!!