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Deep-Fried Coated Butterfly Shrimp

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Dried oysters
  • 1 lb Large shrimp
  • 1 lb Fish fillets
  • 1 1/2 sl Bacon
  • 2 tb Smoked ham
  • 1 tb Chinese sausage
  • 1 Scallion stalk
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1/2 ts Fresh ginger root
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 c Cornstarch
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/8 ts Pepper
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 c Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Head lettuce
  • 3 Sprigs Chinese parsley; more
  • -or less
  • 1 Lemon


1. Soak dried oysters.

2. Shell, devein and butterfly shrimp, leaving the tail segments intact.

3. Mince fish fillets, bacon, smoked ham, Chinese sausage, scallion,
garlic, ginger root and soaked oysters.

4. Beat egg and add to minced ingredients, along with cornstarch, salt and
pepper. Blend mixture to a smooth paste.

5. Roll each shrimp in about 3 tablespoons of this paste to coat. (First
oil the palms of the hands lightly with peanut oil to prevent sticking.)
Meanwhile heat deep-frying oil.

6. Beat remaining egg. Holding shrimp by the tail, dip first in egg, then
in cornmeal to dredge lightly. Add shrimp to oil, 1 at a time, and
deep-fry,until they float. Drain on paper toweling.

7. Shred lettuce and arrange on a serving platter with shrimp on top. Chop
Chinese parsley; sprinkle over as a garnish. Serve hot, accompanied by
lemon wedges.

NOTE: For the fish fillets, use sea bass, pike or haddock. VARIATION: For
the Chinese sausage, substitute 1 tablespoon dried duck (soaked).

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