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Appetizer
Stir-Fry of Shrimp, Ham and Hoisin Sauce




Yield: eight portions

Ingredients:

1/4 c. salad oil
1 Tbsp. sliced fresh ginger
1 1/2 lb. large shrimp, raw, shell and vein removed
2 c. button mushrooms, stemmed and wash
1/2 c. cooked ham, finely chopped
1/4 c. water or chicken stock
1/2 c. hoisin sauce
1/4 c. chives
as needed ground black pepper



Procedure:
Heat a wok over high heat.

Add the ginger and stir quickly, frying the ginger lightly.

Add the shrimp and the mushrooms, continuing to stir until the shrimp are pink and the mushrooms are lightly browned.

Add the ham and continue stirring until it is hot.

Add the water or stock, hoisin sauce, chives and pepper. Toss until the shrimp are completely coated and the sauce is hot.

Serve immediately over fried rice.