soft shrimp

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  1. lamibill

    lamibill

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    I recently ate in an upscale Chinese restaurant and got a shrimp dish.  The shrimp were soft as marshmallows; delicious.  What is the technique for soft shrimp?
     
  2. cheflayne

    cheflayne

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    They probably used a technique known as a velvet marinade, consisting of egg white, rice wine, and cornstarch. The shrimp is marinated a few hours, then immersed in lightly simmering water for about 20 seconds before the final cooking process in a hot wok.