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Deep-Fried Shrimp Balls with Celery Sauce

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Category: Seafood, Sauces, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 2 Slices, thin ginger, fresh
  • 1 cl Garlic
  • 1 Stalk, good-sized celery,
  • Very crisp and fresh
  • 1 ts Light soy sauce
  • 1 tb Oyster sauce
  • 1 tb Vodka
  • 3 tb Chicken broth
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 2 c Oil, for deep-frying
  • Lettuce leaves


Devein the shrimp. Chop the shrimp very finely, almost into a paste. Mince
the ginger and garlic; keep them separate. Peel the tough strings from the
celery stock; slice it at angle into pieces about 1/4-inch thick.

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, vodka, chicken broth,
and 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch. Reserve this mixture.

In another mixing bowl, combine the shrimp with half of the minced ginger
and half of the minced garlic; add the salt and the remaining tablespoon of
cornstarch. Mix well, and with lightly moistened hands form this mixture
into balls about 1-inch in diameter.

Heat the oil to 350 degree F and deep-fry the shrimp balls 6 at a time.
Drain the balls on paper towels and them keep warm. Put 1 tablespoon of the
hot oil from the deep-fry pan in a wok and stir-fry the remaining ginger
and garlic until it turns golden; add the celery and stir-fry quickly for
about for about a half a minute. Add the reserved sauce mixture and stir
until it thickens.

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