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Fried Shrimps and Bird's Nests

Fish and Seafood

Fried Shrimps and Bird's Nests
1/4 cup soaked bird’s nests, minced
½ pound shrimp, shells and veins discarded, minced
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 egg whites
½ teaspoon salt
dash sesame oil
dash of white pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon thin soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 Tablespoons stock or water

1. Dry the shrimp, then mince them and mix them with the bird’s nests.
2. Oil ten Chinese porcelain spoons.
3. Add the egg whites to the shrimp/bird’s nest mixture, and fill the ceramic spoons, then steam them over boiling water for five minutes and then allow them to cool.
4. Heat the salt, sesame oil, white pepper, soy sauce, cornstarch, and the stock or water and stir until thick and heated.
5. Use a knife, slide the steamed mixture off the spoons, pour this over the shrimp/bird’s nest set spoon mixture, and serve.

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