Kung Pao Shrimp (Kung Pao Prawn/宫保虾) RecipeJune 15th, 2009Recipes, 30-Minute Recipes, Recipes, Chinese Recipes, Recipes45 Comments
Kung Pao Shrimp (Kung Pao Prawn/宫保虾)
12-15 big shrimps or prawns (peeled and deveined)
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
10 mini dried red chilies (use half if your dried chilies are regular or longer size)
1/4 onion (quartered)
1/2 green bell pepper
3 stalks scallions (use only the white part)
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
Kung Pao Sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
1/2 teaspoon starch
4 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
3 dashes white pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon black vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Mix the Kung Pao sauce ingredients and set aside.
Heat up a wok and add the cooking oil until the oil is very hot. Add the chopped garlic and do a few quick stirs. Add onions, green peppers, and dried red chilies. Stir-fry until you smell the spicy aromas from the dried red chilies. Add in the prawns and roasted peanuts and keep stirring.
When the shrimps are half-cooked, add the Kung Pao sauce into the wok, keep stirring until the sauce thickens and the shrimps are cooked. Add the chopped scallions, do a quick stir, dish out and serve hot.