Friday, April 1, 2011

Winter Melon Stir-Fry Shrimps And Glass Noodle

In Cantonese we used to call this dish "Tai Yee Mah Kar Lui" means big aunt's daughter is getting married. LOL  i don't know how and where they got the idea of this name but from very little i've heard of this name and this dish is one of my favorites.
This is a simple dish, it can make a very good one dish meal. I can eat it just by it self even without rice. I purposely add a lot of glass noodle if i'm eating just by it self. Remember to add more water if you want add extra glass noodle cause the noodle will absorb a lot of the gravy. Today i alter a little of this dish is by not cutting to thin strip instead of slices. However i still prefer the original version. Original is always better.
Winter Melon Stir-Fry Shrimps And Glass Noodle

   Ingredients   :

   1      small winter melon, peel and cut thin slice
   1      small bunch glass noodle, soak in water to soften
   6      headless shrimp, clean and divined, add 1/2 teaspoon sugar for cruncher 
   1      teaspoon dried shrimp, wash and soak in water to soften
   2      cloves garlic, peel and smashed
   3      ginger slice
   2      teaspoon oyster sauce
   11/2 teaspoon salt
   1/2   chicken broth or water
   1/2   teaspoon corn starch, mix with 2 tablespoon water, set aside
   1      stalk green onion, trim and cut into pieces
   3      teaspoon vegetable oil
   2      dash of pepper powder

    Method     :

    Heat the wok, add oil, ginger slice, garlic and shrimps to fry. Add winter melon and splash in half 
    portion of the chicken broth or water.

    Continue to stir-fry, add oyster sauce, salt and add the balance of the chicken broth or water, close
    wok lid and let it simmer for 10 - 15 seconds.

    Open wok lid, stir in the corn starch water, dash in the pepper powder and add in the green onion,
    mix and combine everything in the wok.

    Dish up and serve.


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