John Kernick
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
40 MIN
Yield
Serves : 2

Celery leaves, scallion, and sweet, tender shrimp add texture to these smooth steamed custards.

How to Make It

Step 1    

Whisk together eggs, broth, fish sauce, and salt in a bowl. Divide celery leaves and scallion evenly between 2 (12-ounce) bowls. Pour egg mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer evenly into bowls. Wrap each bowl in plastic wrap (use rubber bands to secure plastic if it doesn’t adhere to sides).

Step 2    

Place bowls in a large steamer basket set over a large saucepan of simmering water. Cover and cook until custards are just set, 15 to 18 minutes.

Step 3    

Carefully remove bowls from steamer basket; remove and discard plastic wrap. Let custards stand 5 minutes.

Step 4    

Meanwhile, place shrimp in a single layer in steamer basket. Cover and cook until opaque and cooked through, about 1 minute.

Step
Step 5    

Top custards evenly with shrimp; garnish with celery leaves and scallion.

Suggested Pairing

Dry Australian Riesling.

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