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Shrimp and Peas with Egg

Shrimp and Peas with Egg 1

I have previously posted a recipe for Chines-style Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp but in today’s dish the focus is on the shrimp (along with peas), and the eggs are more of a secondary ingredient. This is a very simple preparation and could easily be served as light repast itself, or as one of several dishes in a Chinese or South-East Asian meal…

The Ingredients

  • ½lb. medium Shrimp, peeled and deveined;
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Paste;
  • 1 pinch White Pepper;
  • 2 tsp. Cornstarch;
  • ½ a small Onion, sliced in thin sections vertically;
  • 1 cup frozen Peas;
  • 3 – 4 Eggs;
  • 1 tsp. Sugar;
  • 1 tbsp. Fish Sauce;
  • 1 tbsp. Sambal Oelek, or chopped red chili.

Shrimp and Peas with Egg 2

Stir the garlic paste and pepper into the shrimp and then mix in one teaspoon of the cornstarch. Allow this to marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Shrimp and Peas with Egg 3

In a bowl, mix the remaining cornstarch with just enough water to make a slurry and then stir in the sugar, fish sauce and Sambal Oelek. Now add the eggs and beat until well mixed and slightly frothy. Set this aside for the moment.

Shrimp and Peas with Egg 4

Heat a tablespoon or so of oil in a pan over moderate heat and throw in the shrimp. Stir-fry quickly until the shrimp are just cooked through.

Shrimp and Peas with Egg 5

Now add the onion and peas, continuing to stir until the peas are thawed and heated through.

Shrimp and Peas with Egg 6

Finally, pour the egg mixture into the pan so that it covers the other ingredients as much as possible. Do not stir immediately, but rather allow the egg to begin to set and then turn the contents slowly so that you produce nice ‘curds’ of egg rather than scrambled fragments. Plate and serve while still piping hot…

 

 

 

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nice combination. I always worry to overcook shrimp, so may lift them out after ‘browning’ them.

    April 21, 2015
  2. Very nice, simple dish John. I usually have some Argentinian shrimp in the freezer. This could be a simple and tasty supper.

    April 21, 2015
  3. https://denisefoodblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/sauteed-shrimps-with-eggs/

    Long time no see, John. Happy move to the island!

    I am sharing with your readers my recipe of sauteed shrimps with eggs. One important step I hope you all will trust me:

    ” A very important step to make the shrimps taste fresh: marinate the shrimps with 1 egg white…”

    Enjoy!

    Denise

    May 2, 2015
  4. Such an interesting combination! Never tried it, but seems like a tasty breakfast!

    May 29, 2015
    • I usually use very tiny shrimp and often with tomatoes … good supper dish too 🙂

      May 29, 2015

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