Shrimp with Breadcrumbs

Shrimp stir-fried with breadcrumbs (避风塘炒虾) is a very popular dish originated from Hong Kong area but now has been popular across the country.

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I have searched this on the internet but failed to find any hints about this recipe. It is very popular in restaurant and the Chinese name is typhoon shelter shrimp and firstly popular among fisherman.  Anyway, let me convince you that this is a worth trying recipe. The breadcrumbs provide a very crispy taste outside and also a special flavor. And it enjoys the highest popularity among some other dishes in seafood restaurants usually matches with shrimp or crab. The shrimp can be either deep-fried or shallow fried with relatively a large amount of oil. Usually for home cooking, we use the second type.

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I highly recommend keeping the heads of the shrimp. I know that some of you may feel it is quite ode as I did not remove the shells and heads. Chinese dishes never bothered by shells and bones. We get two main reasons to keep the shells. Firstly, it enhances the flavor, which can be proven by Chinese shrimp oil (oil fried with shrimp shells). Secondly, it works as a protector to prevent the meat from overcooking. To enjoy the shrimp, firstly you can taste the shell. Suck the sauce on the shell carefully and then remove the shell, take the meat out, roll it in the sauce in the serving pan and enjoy. It is not fancy!! I know, I know. But great tastes sometimes need prices just like another popular Chinese ingredient–chicken feet.

How to devein shrimp with shells and heads

  1. Firstly, use a kitchen shear to trim off the legs and the sharp part at the top of the head.
  2. Use a toothpick to pick the devein part out. Then open the head from one side remove the dark part in the heads too. Wash carefully to remove any dirt’s inside.

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Steps

Devein shrimp and wash carefully. Slightly drain. Marinate shrimp with cooking wine, salt, ground pepper and ginger slices for 20 minutes. Pat dry with kitchen paper. This is extremely important to avoid the oil splashing and get yourself burnt. It also helps to keep the flavors strong enough and not diluted by water.Shrimp with breadcrumbs |chinasichuanfood.com

Heat around 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in wok until really hot. Place the shrimps in and cook for around 20 seconds until the shell becomes hard and crispy. Transfer out and leave any 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in.

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Place ginger, garlic, spring onion and Thai peppers if using, heat for half minute until aromatic. Place breadcrumbs in. Add light soy sauce in and fry the breadcrumbs until crispy too. Water carefully in this process and add extra oil if you feel the breadcrumbs are too dry.

Return shrimp in. Mix over high heat quickly so all the flavors can be combined well. Serve hot.shrimp with breadcrumbs|chinasichuanfood.com

Shrimp fried with breadcrumbs|chinasichuanfood.com

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Shrimp with Breadcrumbs

Dreaming shrimp stir-fried with breadcrumbs

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Chinese

Servings: 4

Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 shrimps deveined
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs plus 1/2 cup more for adjusting
  • 2 spring onions cut into long sections
  • 1 inch root ginger chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 fresh red Thai pepper cut into small circles, optional
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • marinating sauce
  • 1 tbsp. cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 to 4 slices of ginger
  • pinch of ground pepper

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Instructions

  1. Devein shrimp and wash carefully. Slightly drain. Marinate shrimp with cooking wine, salt, ground pepper and ginger slices for 20 minutes. Pat dry with kitchen paper. This is extremely important to avoid the oil splashing and get yourself burnt. It also helps to keep the flavors strong enough and not diluted by water.
  2. Heat around 3 tablespoons of cooking oil in wok until really hot. Place the shrimps in and cook for around 20 seconds until the shell becomes hard and crispy. Transfer out and leave any 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in.
  3. Place ginger, garlic, spring onion and Thai peppers if using, heat for half minute until aromatic. Place breadcrumbs in. Add light soy sauce in and fry the breadcrumbs until crispy too. Water carefully in this process and add extra oil if you feel the breadcrumbs are too dry.
  4. Return shrimp in. Mix over high heat quickly so all the flavors can be combined well. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Shrimp with Breadcrumbs

Amount Per Serving

Calories 234
Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12g
18%

Saturated Fat 1g
5%

Cholesterol 45mg
15%

Sodium 784mg
33%

Potassium 92mg
3%

Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%

Dietary Fiber 1g
4%

Sugars 1g

Protein 7g
14%

Vitamin A
1.2%

Vitamin C
3.1%

Calcium
8.4%

Iron
10.4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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