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Chayote with Shrimp

Fish and Seafood

Chayote with Shrimp
1 chayote, peeled, seeds discarded, and cut each slice in half
1 Tablespoon dried shrimp, soaked ten minutes in hot water, drained, water discarded
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 slice fresh ginger, minced
½ pound fresh shrimp, peel and veins discarded, each cut in half head to tail
½ teaspoon ground white pepper
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon granulated sugar

1. Heat oil in wok or fry pan, add garlic and dried shrimp, and stir-fry for one minute, then add the chayote pieces and half cup of boiling water stir-frying them for three minutes. Now set this aside off the heat for five minutes.
2. Return wok or fry pan to the heat, add the fresh shrimp and the pepper, cornstarch and the sugar and continue to stir fry until the fresh shrimp are pink, about two minutes.
3. Then put them in a pre-heated bowl and serve.

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