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Shrimp In Lobster Sauce

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Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

Last year I posted a variation of this recipe which substituted sunny side up eggs in place of shrimp. Today I’ll be focusing on its shrimp counterpart. The jumbo shrimp is doused in a white-based egg sauce flavored with ginger, garlic, chicken stock, thin soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper.

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

The hardest part about this recipe will probably be the egg drizzling, a technique I mention in detail in Egg Drop Soup. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with scrambled eggs or an eggy mush which isn’t too appealing although probably still edible. Trial and error over the years has given me some experience in making somewhat passable egg strands but I still don’t think they’re as beautiful as ones I’ve seen in restaurants.

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

Today I’ll also be introducing a new feature to the site called ‘Tips and Tricks’. While I usually include this in my blurbs before the recipe, I realized it might be easier to pin point them if singled out.

Tips and Tricks: 
  • Cook the shrimp for as little time as possible until it turns pink to avoid them from shrinking once overcooked.
  • You can adjust the thickness of the sauce by adding more cornstarch slurry to thicken it or adding more chicken stock to thin it out.
  • The cornstarch slurry should be added once the broth comes to a boil. It will be milky white for a time. When it changes back to the normal color of the broth, that’s when you know it has thickened.
  • Remove the thick broth from heat before starting the egg drizzling or the egg will cook too fast, resulting in a scrambled mess. Pour the egg in slowly and in batches and use a fork to stir them around the pot slowly. Allow some time for the strands to set and solidify before repeating this process.
  • Don’t feel obligated to use all of the egg. Overcrowding the broth will make an eggy mess. You want just enough egg strands to texture the broth but not overwhelm it.
  • Make it gluten free by subbing soy sauce with tamari.
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Shrimp in Lobster Sauce

Shrimp In Lobster Sauce


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thin soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Over medium high heat, heat up the chicken stock
  2. Add ginger, garlic, mixed vegetables, thin soy sauce and sugar and bring to a boil
  3. Pour in the cornstarch slurry and stir until the broth has thickened
  4. Remove from heat and slowly drizzle in the egg, stirring gently with a fork to create egg strands
  5. Toss in the shrimp and return to heat, simmering for 2 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink
  6. Once the shrimp has cooked, remove from heat and drizzle in sesame oil, seasoning with pepper to taste
  7. Dish and serve hot

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Navaneetham Krishnan
    February 27, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    I created a mess on the egg drizzle; just out and the soup was thrown. Not once but a few times. Maybe I need more patience to do it right just like what you done for this thick and yummy lobster soup (I think so).

  • Reply
    Nicole
    June 12, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    This looks awesome!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      June 13, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      It’s relatively easy to make too, if you get the egg strand making down pat!

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