Asian Shrimp with Gin


  • 1/2 lb large shrimp in shells, legs removed
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1-2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly on a bias
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs gin
  • Prepare all ingredients in advance as this dish must be done quickly over very high heat. Do not peel the shrimp.
  • Heat a wok or frying pan until very hot.
  • Add the oil, salt, pepper and garlic all at once.
  • Add the shrimp and stir fry it for several moments, then add the ginger and scallions and continue to stir fry until the shrimp turns bright pink and is cooked through.
  • Add the soy sauce and gin into the pan all at once, then put a lid on the pan immediately, and turn off the heat.
  • Serve with white rice.
  • Serves 4 as an appetizer.
  • Recipe may be doubled. 

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Peaches and Cashews

The combination of peaches and the taste of clove give this sweet potatoes a wonderful distinctive taste. 8 servings.

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbs light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1  13 oz can of peach halves
  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 1 tbs butter
  • Combine sweet potatoes, lemon juice, brown sugar, cloves and cashews.
  • Drain peach halves and arrange in a buttered baking dish.
  • Fill the centers with sweet potatoes, and dot with butter.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Serve.