Shrimp with Lobster Sauce - Chinese Takeout Style
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Shrimp with lobster sauce is a classic Chinese takeout-style dish that's very easy to make. Check out this authentic recipe and enjoy it anytime at home!
Recipe type: Fish and Seafood
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2 servings
  • 8 oz. shrimp (21 size, or about 10 shrimp)
  • 4 oz. ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or cooking sherry
  • 1½ cups low sodium chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground white pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed into a slurry with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, beaten slightly
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  1. Peel and devein the shrimp. Boil 2 cups of water in a large wok and stir in the ground pork. Break up any clumps and cook for about 1 minute, until the pork is no longer pink. Drain the pork in a mesh strainer and give it a quick rinse. This will give you a much clearer, cleaner sauce.
  2. Wash your wok and place over medium high heat. Add the vegetable oil, garlic, ground pork, and shrimp and stir-fry for 10-20 seconds. Add the wine and stir-fry for another 10 seconds. Add the chicken stock, sesame oil, sugar, salt, and white pepper. Stir in the peas.
  3. Once the mixture comes to a simmer, stir in the cornstarch slurry a little bit at a time. Let the mixture bubble and thicken. It should be able to coat a spoon, but it shouldn’t have a gloopy consistency. If it gets too thick, add a little more chicken stock. If it’s too thin, add more slurry.
  4. Spread the slightly beaten egg and scallion across the mixture and let simmer for 5 seconds. Use your spatula to fold the egg into the sauce with a few strokes. Serve over white rice.
Recipe by The Woks of Life at