Shrimp With Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts

Course : Chinese
Serves: 6
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1/2 pound shrimp -- peeled and split removed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water chestnuts -- sliced
2 tablespoons wine -- shao Hsing or dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 Cup oil for stir frying
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in
1 tablespoon ginger -- minced
1/2 cup water or stock
1/2 pound peas -- snow, stems and string

Preparation / Directions:

Toss shrimp with salt, add wine and marinate 20 minute to several hours. Drain shrimp and reserve marinade. Heat wok on high heat, add oil. Add ginger, stir-fry until fragrant and add shrimp. Stir-fry until shrimp are opaque, 2 to 4 minutes depending on size. Add snow peas and water chestnuts; stir-fry until just heated through. Add reserved marinade, soy sauce and cornstarch mixture. Bring to boil and cook until sauce thickens. Serve immediately.

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