Dim Sum Stuffed Peppers
These Dim Sum Stuffed Peppers are a great appetizer to bring to a party or for a delicious feast! I recommend using sriracha as a dipping sauce.
- 1 cup raw peeled and deveined shrimp, about 1 pound with shells
- 1 egg white
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons finely minced gingerroot
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 2 large or 4 small blocky sweet green peppers
- 1/4 cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
Adapted from bing.com
In a food processor combine the raw shrimp, the egg white, the scallions, the soy sauce, gingerroot, sugar, sesame oil, and pepper. Process into a coarse mixture. There should be some bits of shrimp and scallions evident in the mixture.
If the peppers are large cut them in eighths, if small cut them in quarters. Remove the seeds and membranes. Dust the insides of the pepper pieces with cornstarch. (The easiest way to do this is to spoon in some cornstarch, then tap out the excess). Spoon the shrimp mixture into the pepper pieces.
Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over moderate to high heat. Place the stuffed peppers, stuffing side down, in the hot oil. Fry them about 2 minutes until the stuffing side is nicely browned. Turn the stuffed pepper pieces and fry for 2 minutes on the other side.