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Crab-Stuffed Shrimp

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon satay sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk


  • 1 pound large shrimp in shells
  • 2 (6 1/2 ounce) cans crabmeat
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Sauce: Heat oil in small saucepan. Cook onion in oil over medium heat until transparent, about 3 minutes. Add curry powder. Cook and stir 1 minute. Add sherry, satay sauce, sugar and soy sauce. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Blend in cream. Bring to boil. Boil 2 minutes. Keep warm.
  2. Shrimp: Drain and flake crabmeat. Blend egg whites, cornstarch, sherry and soy sauce in bowl. Add crabmeat, onions and celery; mix well.
  3. Remove shell from shrimp, leaving tails intact. Remove back veins from shrimp. Cut deep slit into, but not through, back of each shrimp. Flatten shrimp by pounding gently with rolling pin or mallet. Spoon crabmeat mixture onto each shrimp and press into shrimp with back of spoon or small spatula.
  4. Coat each shrimp lightly with flour. Beat eggs and milk with fork in shallow bowl until blended. Place each shrimp, stuffed side up, in egg mixture, then spoon mixture over shrimp to cover completely. Coat each shrimp completely with bread crumbs, pressing crumbs lightly onto shrimp. Place shrimp in single layer on cookie sheets or plates. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in wok over medium-high heat until it reaches 375 degrees F. Fry 4 or 5 shrimp at a time in the oil until golden, about 3 minutes.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Serve with warm sauce.

Yield: 4 servings