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If you’re like me you watch the news and wonder what’s going on in the world.  Everything would appear to be upside down and backwards.  The truth no longer seems to matter – bad deeds are ignored and  good people are seemingly under attack.   Things are so crazy that I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when I went out a couple of days ago and found one of my plum trees in full bloom.  That’s right – it was just about covered in little white blossoms.  Really looked funny since 90% of the leaves are gone!  And, it would appear that this happened over night – since I hadn’t noticed it the day before and I’m outside with Bear all the time.  Go figure !

 

 

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

First, let me say that this recipe does not use lobster.  And, it tastes like what you might get at a Chinese restaurant .  Use what ever size shrimp you like.  If I have large shrimp, I either cut them in half (lengthwise) or butterfly them simply so they will cook faster.

 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • shrimplobstersauce_12 teaspoons cooking sherry
  • 1 pound (or more !!) medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large cloves garlic or 4 small ones, finely minced
  • 4 slices of fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 pound ground pork (unseasoned)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 egg, beaten

 

Directions

  1. Bear_orchardIn a medium bowl, dissolve 1-1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch in the sherry. Add shrimp and toss to coat.  Set aside.
  2. In a small pan with 1/4 cup water, cook pork until no longer pink.  You want it crumbly.  Drain water and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in heavy skillet or wok over medium-high heat.  Add shrimp, fry until pink (3-5 minutes).
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove shrimp to a plate leaving as much oil in the pan as possible.
  5. Add garlic to hot oil and cook for a few seconds.
  6. Add ginger and drained, cooked pork.  Cook for a few seconds.
  7. Combine 1 cup water, soy sauce, sugar and salt.  Add to pork and ginger in pan.  Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  8. Mix together the remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 1/4 cup water.  Pour into the pan with the pork – at this time also add in the shrimp.
  9. Return to simmer and then stir while drizzling in the beaten egg.
  10. Serve over hot rice.

I found this recipe somewhat  busy  the first time, but so worth the effort.  Also, since we don’t use ground pork for anything else, I bought a couple of pounds and froze the leftovers in 1/4 pound portions just to be ready for next time David requested it.

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Thanksgiving

Don’t forget to check out some of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving, including:cranberryjellobowl

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Bars

For more recipes – sugar free,  half-sugar-free and traditional, please visit . . .  I Can’t Believe It’s Sugar Free

 

Enjoy !!

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