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Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)

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Shrimp in Lobster Sauce is a delicious seafood dish that you can order at many Chinese restaurants, and it’s actually very easy to make at home too! Here’s how.

What is shrimp in lobster sauce?

Shrimp in lobster sauce is shrimp that is stir fried and served with a sauce made with chicken broth, garlic, green onions, and eggs. Sometimes it can also contain soy sauce and minced pork.

It is known as a ‘white sauce’ (vs. many ‘brown sauce’ dishes) in the United States. It can be a lighter dish if you are craving Chinese food but not wanting anything super heavy.

Does shrimp in lobster sauce have lobster?

Just to make it clear, Shrimp in Lobster Sauce actually contains no lobster. The reason it is called that is because the sauce is often times used to make lobster.

By the way this is similar to how Eggplant in Garlic Sauce in Chinese is actually called “Fish Flavor Eggplants” but there’s no fish in the dish. The sauce is basically often used to cook fish with!

Shrimp in lobster sauce calories

The calories in Shrimp in Lobster Sauce highly depends on the ingredients that the recipe calls for and the number of servings. This recipe makes 4 servings – and is 298 calories per serving.

Is shrimp with lobster sauce healthy?

This recipe calls for simple ingredients that are pretty healthy for you.

Shrimp is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health as it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidants.

The other ingredients such as ginger, garlic, chicken broth and peas? Also all have many health benefits – making this a pretty healthy dish when you make it at home!

Is shrimp in lobster sauce gluten free?

Shrimp in lobster sauce is not always gluten free. If the recipe calls for soy sauce, then it is not gluten free. However, this recipe does not call for soy sauce or any other ingredients that contain gluten, so this recipe is gluten free.

How to make shrimp with lobster sauce?

First gather your ingredients:

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Marinade:
    • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
    • 2 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
    • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Cornstarch slurry
    • 1 tbsp corn starch
    • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • Salt as desired
  • Green onions, chopped

In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp marinade together and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

In a wok or cooking pan, add shrimp and stir fry for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove shrimp and place aside.

Add chicken broth, ginger, garlic, frozen peas and stir to mix well and bring to a simmer.

Create a cornstarch slurry with the cornstarch and water, and add slurry slowly in to the wok/cooking pan. Add white pepper and salt as desired.

Swirl in the beaten egg while stirring.

Return shrimp back in to wok/skillet.

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)

Sprinkle with green onions, mix well and remove from heat and serve!

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)
Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)
Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)
Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (Chinese Recipe)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Shrimp in Lobster Sauce is a delicious seafood dish that you can order at many Chinese restaurants, and it’s actually very easy to make at home too!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons michiu / rice cooking wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 inch ginger, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • Salt as desired
  • Green onions, chopped

Instructions

    1. In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp marinade together and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
    2. In a wok or cooking pan, add shrimp and stir fry for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove shrimp and place aside.
    3. Add chicken broth, ginger, garlic, frozen peas and stir to mix well and bring to a simmer.
    4. Create a cornstarch slurry with the 1 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp water, and add slurry slowly in to the wok/cooking pan. Add white pepper and salt as desired.
    5. Swirl in the beaten egg while stirring.
    6. Return shrimp back in to wok/skillet.
    7. Sprinkle with green onions, mix well and remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 287mgSodium: 2080mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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