Ginger shrimp with gai lan

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 6 min | Makes: 4 servings

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Ginger shrimp with gai lan

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 6 min | Makes: 4 servings
Ginger shrimp with gai lan

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  • 5 large dry shiitake mushrooms, soaked in water and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (20 mL) canola oil
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) large uncooked shrimp
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 large stalks gai lan (Chinese broccoli), cut into medium size pieces
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 cup (250 mL) low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) cashew nuts, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Soak mushrooms in water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Pour canola oil into a large wok and heat over medium high heat. Quickly stir fry shrimp until just cooked. Remove from wok. Add a bit more canola oil if necessary. Add onion, garlic, gai lan stalks (leave out leafy parts until the end of cooking time), ginger, five spice powder, and sweet chili sauce. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes to cook vegetables.
  3. Dissolve corn starch in broth and add to vegetables. Heat mixture for 1 minute.
  4. Add shrimp and gai lan leaves to the mixture and heat through. Garnish with cashew nuts and serve immediately.

Posted: March 2013

per portion

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
    • Fibre: 2 g
    • Sugars: 3 g
  • Sodium: 460 mg
  • Potassium: 286 mg

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Anonymous @ 3/25/2013 12:12:00 PM 
This recipe was delicious! I used fresh shiitakes instead of dried and cooked them with the shrimp! I also used a teaspoon of sesame oil for taste and ate it with a 1/2 cup of rice! Delicious!!!
Anonymous @ 3/25/2013 12:12:00 PM 
This recipe was delicious! I used fresh shiitakes instead of dried and cooked them with the shrimp! I also used a teaspoon of sesame oil for taste and ate it with a 1/2 cup of rice! Delicious!!!
Anonymous @ 3/21/2013 9:34:39 AM 
The 'Direction' for this recipe does not indicate when to add the soaked mushrooms. I squeezed dry the mushrooms and fried them before the shrimps.
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