Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Fried Shrimp and Stir Fried Veggies in the Wok!!
1 cup raw mushrooms
1 sm white onion chopped
1 leek chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
2 cups broccoli uniformly sized and frozen
1/2 pound raw, peeled shrimp w/ tails on
3/4 cup cashews (we used roasted/salted but raw will do fine)
1/4 cup teff flour
1 egg beaten
Gluten free soy sauce w/ no additives (easy to find)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Before you do any cooking, get all of your veggies cut up uniformly so that they cook evenly, put your teff flour in to a small bowl, and beat the egg in another small bowl. In another small bowl combine about 3 tbsp soy sauce, a couple of squirts of lemon juice and a dash of red pepper and set this to the side. Keep your mushrooms separate from the other veggies because we are going to want to cook them a little before we cook the other veggies. Go ahead and toss the shrimp around in the mix of teff flour and pinch of salt, then dip them in the egg and set them all to the side for later. If you are using a wok, shout out to Kelly Snider because I know you have one, be sure and have a place to dump your cooked veggies out of the wok while you fry your shrimpies. OK, get the wok nice and hot, between med. and high heat - you can put some non-stick stuff in it but I didn't need it and my wok is new. When its all hot throw the mushrooms in with just a pinch of salt. Toss them around until they seem soft and rubbery and then throw your other veggies in there and start stirring them around. Add another pinch or two of salt. When the veggies get cooked but crisp, dump them out of the wok. It's time to fry up some shrimp!!! Pour about an inch of peanut oil in the wok and let it get hot. If you have a candy thermometer, get the oil to 375, but if you don't just toss a little beaten egg in the pan and when it sizzles immediately and swims around quickly you are probably ready to go. Place the battered shrimp one by one in to the oil (if they don't violently bubble and sizzle, the oil isn't hot enough) and count to 20 and flip them with some tongs - count to 20 again and take them out - they're done.