One Shrimp Two Flavors


Preparation info
  • That way it would serve


    as a main course.
    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

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Velveted first, these shrimp are served half white and half seasoned with the reddish hoisin sauce. It’s especially pretty if you serve them on a silver platter with a vegetable in the middle, either Stir-fried Spinach or Broccoli Flowerets, Red-cooked Chinese Mushrooms, or Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce.


  • pounds very small shrimp (orTT shrimp)


Put the shelled shrimp in a bowl, add the velvet coating, and stir to mingle until smooth. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Velvet the shrimp in the oil according to the master recipe, for only about 15 seconds, until the coating whitens. Drain immediately. You may do the velveting up to 1 hour in advance; do not refrigerate