Kung Pao Shrimp
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper
1 pound shelled, deveined shrimp
1/4 cup oil
1 small onion, diced
1 large or 2 small zucchini, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1 small red pepper, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
2 ounces cashews or peanuts
1 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili sauce
2 teaspoons Chinese bean paste, optional
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Combine garlic, ginger, 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, baking soda, sugar, and
salt and pepper.
Add shrimp, mix, and let stand 20 minutes. Heat oil in a wok.
Add the shrimp and stir fry over high heat about 20 seconds,
or just until shrimp change color. Remove.
Add onion to the same oil and stir fry 1 minute.
Add zucchini and red pepper and stir fry about 30 seconds.
Mix sauce ingredients together and add to the wok.
Cook, stirring, until the sauce is slightly thickened. Add
the shrimp and nuts and heat through completely.