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How to make authentic Mongolian shrimp

ChihYu Smith

Mongolian shrimp is a Taiwanese dish with succulent shrimp velveted and tossed in a savory soy garlic Mongolian sauce. Healthy easy to make!

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Velvet shrimp


Add shrimp to a large bowl with cold water and baking soda. Gently massage and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Rinse, pat dry, coat with starch.

Prepare aromatics


Dice the scallions into 1.5-inch sections. Cut open Chinese dry red chili peppers and discard the seeds. Mince ginger.

Pan-fry the shrimp


Pan fry the shrimp and in a single layer over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the flip side.

Mongolian sauce


Saute the aromatics, add the shrimp, pour in the sauce. Toss for 10 seconds then turn off the heat. Serve hot with rice.

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