Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce

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Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce
Photo: © James Baigrie
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 1/2 pounds shelled and deveined medium shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  • One 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and julienned, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons minced ginger

  • 8 scallions, white and light green parts only, cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths

  • 1/4 teaspoon hot chili oil

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Chinese black beans, rinsed and coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • White rice, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the cornstarch.

  2. In a wok, heat the peanut oil until shimmering. Add the minced ginger, half of the scallions and the chili oil and stir-fry over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and julienned ginger; stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the remaining scallions and the black beans. Stir in the soy, water and vinegar. Simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with white rice.

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