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Shrimp Chow Mein



  • 1 pound fresh shelled shrimp
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and sliced
  • 6 to 8 ounces broccoli
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


  1. Thaw shrimp and halve large shrimp. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water, set aside. Mix soy sauce and cornstarch together and add to bouillon mixture. Set aside.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil until hot. Stir-fry shrimp 6 to 8 minutes. Remove shrimp and set aside.
  3. Add remaining oil and stir-fry onion, mushroom and garlic for about 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add bean sprouts and water chestnuts and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add shrimp and onion mixture. Simmer approximately 5 to 10 minutes.


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