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Velvet Shrimp

with Vegetables and Mushrooms
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Velvet Shrimp

Velvet Shrimp - A delightful Chinese seafood dish packed with vegetables

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Health Score:
10,0 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
Calories:
489
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Shrimp is a great source of protein, which is important for healthy muscles and bones and contains a plentiful amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Additionally, shiitake mushrooms are full of healthy nutrients and often used to treat inflammation and stomach problems.

If you like, you can add more fresh vegetables to this dish for additional vitamins and minerals!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie489 kcal(23 %)
Protein37 g(38 %)
Fat24 g(21 %)
Carbohydrates31 g(21 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage7 g(23 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D1.6 μg(8 %)
Vitamin E9.6 mg(80 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin13.3 mg(111 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate67 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid2.7 mg(45 %)
Biotin15.6 μg(35 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.3 μg(43 %)
Vitamin C26 mg(27 %)
Potassium791 mg(20 %)
Calcium103 mg(10 %)
Magnesium120 mg(40 %)
Iron4.4 mg(29 %)
Iodine160 μg(80 %)
Zinc6.9 mg(86 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.5 g
Uric acid276 mg
Cholesterol186 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
8 ounces
Shrimp (shelled and deveined)
2 teaspoons
1
4 ounces
5 ounces
Baby corn (or frozen corn kernels)
3 ½ ounces
1 piece
1
2
small Onions
2 ounces
cooked Ham
4 tablespoons
7 fluid ounces
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Wok, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fork, 1 Tablespoon

Preparation steps

1.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 1

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Whisk together 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Separate egg (save yolk for another use). Combine shrimp and egg white in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes.

2.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 2

Meanwhile, rinse snow peas, trim and cut in half diagonally. Trim corn, rinse and cut in half lengthwise. Clean mushrooms and cut into thin strips.

3.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 3

Peel the ginger root, garlic and onion and chop finely. Cut ham into thin strips.

4.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 4

Heat oil in a wok and fry shrimp over medium heat until fully cooked. Remove and drain.

5.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 5

Add the mushrooms, snow peas and corn to wok and fry for 4-5 minutes over high heat.

6.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 6

Add ginger, onions and garlic and cook 1 more minute.

7.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 7

Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water until smooth.

8.
Velvet Shrimp preparation step 8

Add shrimp and ham into wok and cook and 1 minute, stirring vigorously. Bring to a boil and serve immediately.