Hot, sour, sweet, savory and packs a fiery punch! From Yan Can Cook- Martin Yan. Did I mention that this was fiery hot?!!!! You might want to cut the heat a bit, but we love our mouths to catch on fire!
- 12 ounces medium raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1⁄2 onion, cut into 1/2 inch squares
- 1 small red jalapeno chile, sliced
- 2 ounces diced bamboo shoots
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sechuan peppercorn
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- In a bowl, combine the shrimp, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
- Place the peppercorns in a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook shaking the pan frequently, until the peppercorns darken slightly and smell toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. Process in a spice grinder or blender until coarsely ground.
- In a bowl, combine the peppercorns, vinegar, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and pepper flakes.
- Place a wok or wide frying pan over high heat until hot. Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until they turn pink, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the onion, jalapeno, and bamboo shoots; stir fry for 1 minute. Add the sauce and cook until heated through. Add the peanuts and toss to coat.