Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

What’s better than Fried Rice? Fried Rice with Shrimp and Lobster Sauce on top! I was wondering…why is it called Lobster Sauce when there isn’t any lobster in it? Well it turns out the sauce started off being served only over lobster. Hmm. All I know is that I’ve always loved these two dishes and they were also my Dad’s favorites; I think of him every time I eat them.

It’s actually a fairly simple dish to make. I line up all the ingredients before I start cooking which goes pretty quickly. While I like to serve it with Fried Rice it would be equally as good over some steamed white or brown rice too.

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce
 
Recipe found at All Recipes

Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cooking sherry
  • 1 pound medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ pound ground pork
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 egg beaten
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve 1½ teaspoons of cornstarch in the sherry. Add shrimp to the bowl, and toss to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, and fry until pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove shrimp to a plate with a slotted spoon, leaving as much oil in the pan as possible.
  3. Add garlic to the hot oil, and fry for a few seconds, then add the ground pork. Cook, stirring constantly until pork is no longer pink.
  4. Combine 1 cup water, soy sauce, sugar and salt; stir into the wok with the pork. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  5. Mix together the remaining 1 1 /2 tablespoons of cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water. Pour into the pan with the pork, and also return shrimp to the pan.
  6. Return to a simmer, and quickly stir while drizzling in the beaten egg.
Notes
Serve over hot rice.

This was a hit with both my boys, they even had seconds. Next time I’m going to add sliced water chestnuts and mushrooms. I’ll let you know how that turns out.

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