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Australia loves creating fusion dishes using the best of ingredients and techniques from both East and West and the combination of garlic, shallots, ginger, sesame & hoisin sauce make this is a great expample. The name "yabby" refers to freshwater crayfish in Australia. However any types of crayfish, shrimp, or even lobster will work in this. Posted for Zaar World Tour
- 2 lbs cooked yabbies or 2 lbs tiger shrimp, shelled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 ounces fresh gingerroot, cut into very thin strips
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 5 shallots, sliced
- 8 ounces fish stock or 8 ounces chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornflour (mixed with 1 tbsp cold water)
- 1 fresh chili pepper, very thinly sliced
- Heat the oils in a large saucepan or wok until very hot, add the ginger, garlic and shallots and stir fry 2 minutes.
- Add the stock, sauces and sugar, stir well, cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes.
- Add cornflour mixture, stirring constantly and cook for 1-2 minutes, until sauce thickens.
- Add the Yabbies, stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve immediately garnished with the thinly sliced chilli.