Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 lb large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon fermented black beans washed and drained
  • 2 teaspoon shaoxing wine or sherry wine
  • 2 tablespoon fresh coriander minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoon ⁄4sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup seafood or chicken stock


  • Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Heat wok over high heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add garlic oil and coat the wok.
  • When a wisp of white smoke appears, add garlic and black beans.
  • Stir for 30 seconds and add shrimp. Mix together, then spread shrimp in a thin layer. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add wine by drizzling around the edges of the wok; mix well.
  • When the shrimp begin to curl and turn pink, make a well in the center of the mixture.
  • Stir sauce and pour in the well.
  • Mix to combine all ingredients, about 1 1/2 minutes, until sauce begins to thicken and bubble.
  • Turn off heat, remove to a heated dish, sprinkle with minced coriander and serve.
  • Serve with rice.
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