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Shrimp and Leeks


Frizzled leeks on top of a bed of rice with spicy shrimp and leeks.

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  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined.
  • 3 T peanut oil, divided
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 6 cups bias-sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
  • 1/4 c diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 c chicken broth
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • Cook white rice
  • Frizzled Leeks
  • 1 leek-sliced white and green part only sliced in rounds or matchstick-size strips
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 c peanut oil
  • salt to taste



Step 1

Combine sesame seeds, salt, pepper flakes, black pepper, and sugar. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and toss with sesame seed mixture.
Heat 2 T oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and stir fry until firm about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate. Heat remaining 1 T oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in ginger, cook 1 minute. Add leeks; stir-fry until softened, 3-4 minutes. Stir in bell pepper, broth and soy sauce. Simmer 1 minute.
Frizzled Leeks:
Heat peanut oil add leek and fry until crisp and brown. Drain on paper towels,
Serve on a bed of rice, then leeks,then shrimp and frizzled leeks on top.


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