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Prawns in Black Bean Sauce (See Jup Ha Kow)

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Category: Seafood, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Medium prawns
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 Green pepper, cut in 1-inch
  • -chunks
  • 2 tb Salted black beans
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tb Fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1/4 c Chicken stock
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 2 tb Oil


Preparation: Shell, devein and clean prawns. Blot dry. Cut along
back side, but don't cut through. Wash and rinse black beans 2 or 3
times. Combine with garlic and ginger and mash together until pasty.
Add stock and cornstarch. Set aside.

Cooking: Heat wok. Add 1 tablespoon oil and reheat. Stir fry green
pepper for 1 minute. Set aside. Add 2 tablespoon oil to wok and
heat. Stir fry prawns and salt until prawns turn pink. Add black
bean mixture and stir until thickened. Add green pepper, stir and

Do-ahead notes: Do through preparation.

Yield: 4 servings

From "The Chinese Village Cookbook." A practical guide to Cantonese
country cooking. Rhoda Yee, Yerba Bueana Press, San Francisco. 1975.

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