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Shrimp with Long Jing Tea

Fish and Seafood

Shrimp with Long Jing Tea
1 pound large shrimp, peeled with their veins removed
3 Tablespoons vodka or gin
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoons dried Long Jing tea leaves
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons fresh peeled ginger, cut in thin strips
1 cup snow peas, stringy ends removed
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1. Rinse the shrimp, dry them with paper towels, then toss with the alcohol of choice, the egg white, and the cornstarch.
2. Bring one cup water to the boil, add tea leaves, and set aside to cool.
3. Heat the vegetable oil, add the shrimp, and stir-fry for one minute. Add the tea water and the leaves, ginger and snow peas, and cook another minute.
4. Discard the liquid, put the snow peas on a serving plate, pile the shrimp in the center, and sprinkle with salt. Then serve.

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