Hong Kong Salt Shrimp

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a first course
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

Once you have the Szechwan peppercorns and five-spice powder, which are available at any Chinese grocery and will last for as long as other spices, this is the simplest possible example of the stir-fry method. It is obviously very quick, especially if you can drop your prejudice against shrimp veins. Taking them out is boring fussy work, and there is no point to it. They are harmless and once you’ve cooked the shrimp and sauced them, no one will realize the veins are still there.