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Shrimp with Straw Mushrooms

Fish and Seafood

Shrimp with Straw Mushrooms
1 pound shelled and deveined shrimp
1 egg white
dash of white pepper
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
5 ounces straw mushrooms, fresh or canned, cut in halves
1 carrot, peeled and angle cut
2 scallions, cut into one-inch pieces
5 Tablespoons corn oil
1 Tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
1 Tablespoon cornstarch mixed with two tablespoons cold water
1. Mix shrimp with egg white, pepper and the one tablespoon of cornstarch and set aside for fifteen minutes.
2. Blanch fresh or canned straw mushrooms and then rinse in cold water and drain well.
3. Boil carrot for half minute, drain, and set aside hot mixing them with the scallions.
4. Heat oil in a wok or pan and fry the shrimp mixture until they just start to turn pink, remove and drain, and then remove all oil from the pan but do not wash or wipe it out.
Add carrot mixture, shrimp, and rice wine and mix well. Then add cornstarch mixture and cook just until it thickens and clears, and serve immediately.

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