Kung Pao is one of the most international dishes of Chinese food. Not in vain has it been versioned all over the world, not always being such versions to the liking of the natives. Although the original recipe is made with chicken, in this recipe we will use prawns. If you get the famous Sichuan pepper, the dish will be perfect, but you can make it with ingredients that are within your reach and it will be very tasty.
To marinate the shrimps or prawns
- 16 shrimps or prawns
- 20 ml soy sauce
- 10 g cornstarch
For kung pao
- 10 g ginger
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 120 ml soy sauce
- 80 ml olive oil
- 20 ml fish sauce
- 20 ml water
- 300 g green pepper
- 300 g red pepper
- 3 spring onions
- 250 g baby garlic
- 2 cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons of Sichuan pepper
- 4 teaspoons of white sugar
- 20 g cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Step by step preparation
- Peel the 16 shrimps or prawns and put them in a bowl together with 20 ml soy sauce and 10 g cornstarch. Leave to marinate for as long as it takes to prepare and cook the rest of the ingredients.
- Place the blade accessory in the Chefbot and add 10 g of ginger and 2 cloves of garlic. Set for 10 seconds at speed 5 and close the lid.
- Open the Chefbot and, using the spatula, push down any leftovers that have stuck to the walls. Replace the blade accessory with the stir paddle accessory, leaving the ingredients inside.
- Use the measuring cup to pour 120 ml soy sauce, 80 ml olive oil, 20 ml fish sauce and 20 ml water into the Chefbot’s glass.
- Remove the pips from the peppers and cut 300 g of green pepper, 300 g of red pepper, 3 spring onions and 250 g of green garlic into finger-thick strips and place them in the Chefbot glass with the other ingredients.
- Add 2 whole Cayenne peppers, 2 teaspoons of Sichuan pepper, 4 teaspoons of white sugar, 20 g cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of salt.
- With the stir paddle accessory already installed in the Chefbot’s glass, program 10 minutes at 120 degrees and speed 2. Close the lid and allow all the ingredients to cook.
- Pour all the preparation into a Wok or frying pan and add the 16 prawns, turn on the heat and cook for 2 or 3 minutes until the prawns are done, stirring constantly.