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Friday, April 29, 2016

P.F. Chang's Firecracker Shrimp

How to make P.F. Chang's Firecracker Shrimp Recipe -  Do you love that firecracker shrimp that you get in a Chinese restaurant? This recipe will be one that you want to try.


1 ounce water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons canola oil
7 baby carrots, halved lengthwise
8 ounces shrimp
½ cup water chestnut slices
24 snow peas
1 large chopped garlic clove
1 large chopped green onion
1 tablespoon chili paste
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
2 teaspoons ground bean sauce
2 tablespoon sherry
Fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish

2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 cup water
2 teaspoons white vinegar

In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch and set aside.

In another bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.

Heat a large sauté pan or wok until smoking. Add oil and carrots and sauté for 2 minutes until the color of carrots brightens.

Add the shrimp and stir-fry about 3 minutes until about halfway cooked.

Add water chestnuts, snow peas, and garlic. Sauté for about 1 minute.

Add the onions. Add the chili paste, pepper, bean sauce, and when you smell the “nuttiness” of the bean sauce (about 2 minutes), reduce heat and add sherry.

Add the sauce mixture and let it boil briefly (about 2 minutes). Add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.

Garnish with chopped cilantro.
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