Here, in the writer’s humble opinion, are two of the most delicious Asian dishes of all time!
Sweet and Sour Shrimp
1 cup of flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup water
1 tbs. oil
1 pound of raw, shelled deveined shrimp
1 cup of pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup of pineapple syrup
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tbs. oil
3 packed tbs. light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 tbs. vinegar
1 tbs. cornstarch
3 cups oil
Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl, then mix in the water and oil and let rest for 20 minutes.
Mix syrup, water, oil, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar and cornstarch in a small pot. This helps explain it more.
Turn on the oven to 250 degrees and line a warm serving dish with a paper towel. Have a spider or a slotted spoon ready.
Set the wok or the the frying pan over high heat for 30 seconds, then add 3 cups of oil until it attains 350 degrees or till a bit of batter dropped in sizzles and rises to the surface. Mix the shrimp in the batter, scoop out one at a time and drop into the oil. Make sure they don’t crowd each other. When they’re golden brown, take them out with the spider and keep warm on the paper lined dish.
When all the shrimp are done, simmer the syrup mix over medium heat till it thickens. Heat the pineapple tidbits in the syrup. Remove the paper from the dish, pour the pineapple syrup over the shrimp and serve right away.
3 tbs. oil
1 pound of beef steak
1/3 cup of ginger, thinly sliced
2 tbs. oyster sauce
Slice the steak into very thin slices. You might want to put the steak in the freezer for about a half an hour before so it can be easier to slice.
Set the wok or frying pan over high heat for 30 seconds and add oil. Heat the oil till it just begins to smoke. Add the beef and stir fry for one minute. Add the ginger and stir fry for four minutes. Add the oyster sauce and stir fry for two minutes. Serve at once.