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Succulent Chinese Shrimp Balls

This is yet another great Chinese recipe that many seafood lovers will certainly enjoy.

Ingredients

1 pound of shrimp, medium in size, shelled and deveined
8 water chestnuts, finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
of a piece of ginger, fresh and grated
2 tsp. of soy sauce
1 tsp. of rice wine vinegar
tsp. of sugar, white
tsp. of sesame oil
Pinch of black pepper, fresh and ground
1 egg, white only
tsp. of cornstarch

Details

Preparation time: 60 minutes
Makes: 35


Method

The first thing that you will want to do is soak your shrimp in some salted water for at least 5 minutes. Then rinse them with some cold water and pat dry with some paper towels.


Then mince both your shrimp and your chestnuts together in a blender.


Using a medium to large sized mixing bowl, mix all of your ingredients together until they begin to form a fine mixture.


Using your hand roll your mixture between your hands to form small balls.


Once your balls are made, heat up a generous amount of oil in a large sized frying pan over high heat. Carefully and slowly add your shrimp balls to the frying pan, making sure not to over crowd the pan. Fry up your shrimp balls for at least 3 to 4 minutes or until they are crisp and golden in colour. Remove the balls from the oil and place them onto a plate to drain the excess oil using a paper towel.


Serve the shrimp balls while they are still hot and serve alongside some spicy sweet and sour sauce. 

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