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Scallops Shanghai Style (Yau pua kon pui)

December 11, 2020

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
8 scallops
1 green pepper
1-inch spring onion
1 tablespoon lard
8 quail eggs
1 teaspoon chopped ham
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 teaspoon sherry
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ pint chicken stock
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1 teaspoon cornflour with 1 tablespoon water
1 radish

Trim off hard substance around white part of scallops, cut across the grain in thin slices and set aside. Cut green pepper into diamonds and set aside. Shred spring onion into thread-thin strips. Use 8 small ramekin dishes or dariole moulds, rub some lard in the bottom of each dish, and break on quail egg in each, garnish with shredded spring onion and chopped ham as picture shows. Steam the eggs in a steamer for 5 minutes and remove them gently with a small knife. Heat peanut oil, cook sliced scallops and green pepper in it for 1 minute. Add sherry, pepper, chicken stock, salt and monosodium glutamate. Stir in cornflour mixture. Stir till boiling and boil 1 minute. Remove the scallops and green peppers to a heated dish as the photography shows. Garnish with the quail eggs and radish. Pour the sauce on top of the scallops and serve hot.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968. English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968.

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 11, 2020 1:43 pm

    I think that this is actually rather pretty.
    I wonder how the recipes in that cookbook actually turnout.

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