Lobster Sauce with Fermented Black Beans

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce
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Ratings (8)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: serves 3 - 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
193 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
15g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe can be used with either shrimp or lobster. Be sure to add the eggs just before serving the sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground pork

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fermented black beans
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 green onions (spring onions, scallions)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying

Steps to Make It

1. Combine the ground pork with the soy sauce, pepper, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Marinate the pork for 15 minutes.

2. Rinse the black beans, letting them sit in the water for a few minutes to soften. Drain. Use a cleaver or knife to finely chop the beans. Peel and mince the garlic clove. Mash the garlic together with the soaked black beans. Wash the green onion and cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sherry, sugar, and chicken broth. Set aside. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the 1 tablespoon cornstarch in the water and set aside.

4. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt.

5. Heat the wok over medium-high to high heat. Add 2 tablespoon oil, swirling to coat the sides. When oil is ready, add 1/2 of the mashed black beans and garlic mixture. Stir-fry until aromatic. Add the ground pork. Stir-fry until it changes color. Remove and clean out the wok.

6. Add 1 tablespoon oil. When the oil is hot, add the second half of the bean and garlic mixture.

Stir-fry until aromatic. Add the sauce. Give the cornstarch and water mixture a quick re-stir and add to the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken. Add the ground pork back into the pan. Stir in the green onion.

7. Stir in the beaten eggs. Remove the sauce from the heat, pour over shrimp or lobster and serve.