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Shrimp and Bird's Nests

Unusual Ingredients

Shrimp and Bird's Nests
3 Tablespoons bird’s nests, soaked for an hour, then drained, the water discarded
12 ounces fresh shrimp, shells and veins discarded
1 Tablespoon sugar
3 egg whites
dash of salt
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
½ teaspoon thin soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup chicken stock (optional)

1. Dry shrimp with paper towels, mince them and the soaked bird’s nests, then mix in the egg whites, sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
2. Use a little of the oil, grease ten ceramic spoons, and put some of the well-mixed shrimp mixture into each of them and steam over boiling water for five minutes then cool slightly and ease the shrimp

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