Braden Family Cookbook
CHOWED (STIR FRIED) WITH GARLIC
J. Smith inspired
is a combination of Chinese stir frying with Italian influences.
I have made this a number of times and have added other ingredients
over the years. If you serve this
with pasta, you might want to add additional olive oil or sherry as the dish
may be a little dry. It make
enough for four people and reminds me what I expect “scampi-style” shrimp
to taste like.
everything prepared before you start as this goes fast.
Cook the pasta according to the instructions until just al dente’.
Drain and keep warm. Dry off
shrimp on paper towels. Heat a wok
or heavy fry pan over highest heat until it just begins to smoke.
Add oil, salt and garlic and toss for 5 seconds. I warned you this was
going to be fast! Add the shrimp and toss constantly until they all change to a
“cooked” color. Throw in the
green onions and the sesame oil and toss for just a few seconds.
You really don’t want to actually cook the sesame oil.
Add the sherry and toss for another few seconds.
Remove wok from the heat. Add
the pasta to the wok and toss with the shrimp mixture.
Add the olive oil and maybe a little more sherry if the pasta seems too
dry. Serve immediately into
pre-warmed plates or shallow bowls.
Chardonnay, good bread, tossed salad with light dressing as the shrimp is