Chinese Boiled Shrimp with Ginger Scallion Dipping Sauce
Chinese Boiled Shrimp with a Ginger Scallion Dipping Sauce, will get you in and out of the kitchen quickly! Use this Chinese boiled shrimp recipe and serve the ginger scallion dipping sauce right alongside your usual red cocktail sauce.
Prepare the dipping sauce first. Mix the minced ginger and minced scallion in a small heat-proof bowl. Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil until it just starts to smoke, and pour it over the ginger and scallion to flash fry the mixture. Now, add the light soy sauce, water, sugar and black vinegar. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. That’s the sauce!
Next, trim, de-vein, and clean the shrimp as shown in the step-by-step photos. Rinse, drain and set aside.
In a medium pot, add 5 cups of water, 3 slices of ginger, the 2 whole scallions, 1½ tablespoons salt, and 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the shrimp and stir slowly. The shrimp will cook very fast, and they’re done once they’ve turned completely pink. It should only take a minute. Scoop the shrimp out of the pot immediately to avoid overcooking. Plate and serve with the dipping sauce!
By the way, these shrimp are delicious fresh, at room temperature, and chilled, so this is perfect to make in advance for a party or dinner.