Shrimp in Pea Coats

Shrimp in Pea Coats

Shrimp in Pea Coats


Makes about 40 appetizers


Chinese Dipping Sauce
1/2 pound large fresh snow peas (about 40)
1 piece fresh ginger, peeled
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon hot chili oil
1 pound raw medium shrimp (about 40), peeled and deveined


  1. Prepare Chinese Dipping Sauce; set aside.
  2. Snap ends off snow peas; remove and discard strings.
  3. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Add snow peas; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until snow peas turn bright green and are crisp-tender. Immediately plunge into ice water; drain and set aside.
  4. Grate enough ginger to measure 1 tablespoon.
  5. Heat sesame oil, vegetable oil and hot chili oil in wok or medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger; stir-fry about 1 minute. Add shrimp; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and opaque. Set shrimp aside; let cool.
  6. To assemble appetizers, make small slit in snow pea seam with paring knife. Pull apart with fingers; insert 1 cooked shrimp. Secure with toothpick. Serve immediately with Chinese Dipping Sauce or refrigerate until serving time.

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