Shrimp and Vermicelli Hotpot Recipe

Ingredients

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  • 6 ounces mung bean vermicelli noodles, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes, rinsed under cold water, and drained
  • 4 dried Chinese black (shiitake) mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, drained, stems discarded, and finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 scallions, cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • ½ pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cilantro sprigs, for garnish

To cook this dish you need a clay pot or a heavy-bottomed pan. The original clay pots were glazed on the inside only and used for slow cooking, braising, and stewing.

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Directions

Place the ingredients, one by one in the above order, in layers in a clay pot or heavy bottomed pan.

Cover and place over medium heat for 5 minutes. Check that the shrimp are cooked, then remove from the heat and serve, garnished with cilantro sprigs.

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