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Braised Chinese Lettuce and Dried Shrimp

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 8 -(up to)
  • 10 Dried shrimp
  • 4 Dried black mushrooms
  • 1 lb Chinese lettuce
  • 6 c Water
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 c Mushroom-soaking liquid
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 1 ts Sugar


1. Separately soak dried shrimp and dried mushrooms. Reserve
mushroom-soaking liquid.

2. Cut lettuce in 2-inch cubes. Bring water to a boil. Blanch lettuce 1 to
2 minutes, then drain.

3. Heat oil. Add shrimp and stir-frv 2 minutes. Add lettuce; stir-fry to
coat with oil. Then sprlnkle with salt.

4. Add mushroom liquid. Bring to boil; then simmer, covered, 10 minutes.

5. Add soaked mushrooms, soy sauce and sugar. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes

1. In step 3, after stir-frying the lettuce, add 1/8 cup bamboo shoots,
sliced; stir-fry 1 minute more. Then sprinkle with salt.

2. In step 5, also add 1 sweet red pepper, sliced or diced.

3. After step 5, thicken sauce with a cornstarch paste made of 1/2
tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water.

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