Oriental Snow Peas with Shrimp
Snow Peas and Shrimp
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 pound medium size raw shrimp, shelled and de-veined
1 1/2 cups snow or sugar peas or 1 package frozen Chinese pea pods, thawed and drained
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and thinly sliced
3 scallions (including tops), thinly sliced
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons dry sherry
1/2 cup regular chicken broth
Cooking Sauce: Stir together cornstarch and ginger.
Stir in soy sauce, sherry and chicken broth. Set aside.
Place a wok over high heat; when wok is hot, add oil. When oil is hot, add garlic and shrimp and stir fry for about 1 minute.
Add pea pods and stir fry for about 3 minutes (30 seconds if using frozen pea pods).
Add water chestnuts and onions; stir to mix. Stir Cooking Sauce and add; stir until sauce boils and thickens and shrimp turn pink.