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This classic Chinese dish pairs delicate scrambled eggs with shrimp for a simple, delicious, and comforting stir-fry that’s sure to be a new favorite on your table. {Gluten-Free adaptable}

Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp (滑蛋虾仁)

This classic Chinese dish pairs delicate scrambled eggs with shrimp for a simple, delicious, and comforting stir-fry that’s sure to be a new favorite on your table. {Gluten-Free}To make this dish gluten-free, use dry sherry to replace the Shaoxing wine.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: home style
Servings: 1 to 2 servings
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (120 g) shrimp , peeled and deveined (small shrimp are best)

Marinade

  • 1/2 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (*Footnote 1)
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Stir Fry

Instructions

  • Combine the shrimp with the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Let marinate for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Combine the egg and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Beat the eggs using a fork or a pair of chopsticks until the yolks are fully broken apart and the eggs begin to froth.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized non-stick pan over medium heat until the oil is medium-hot. Add the marinated shrimp. Let cook for 30 seconds without touching them. When the bottoms turn white, flip and cook a bit longer until almost cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the beaten eggs. Let the eggs set around the edges, then gently push the set egg to one side and let the unset egg run into the pan.
  • Turn the heat to low and return the pan to the heat. Repeat the process of letting the eggs set slightly and then pushing them to the side. If the eggs start to set too fast, remove the pan from the heat completely and use the residual heat to cook the eggs. Cook until the eggs are still slightly creamy, just cooked through, or to your desired doneness. Once done, immediately transfer everything to a serving plate to prevent overcooking.
  • Garnish with the green onions and serve immediately. You don’t need any other seasonings for this dish, but you can also pair it with your favorite hot sauce.

Notes

  1. You can either use 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt or a scant 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 260kcal, Carbohydrates: 3.4g, Protein: 24.1g, Fat: 16.5g, Saturated Fat: 4.2g, Cholesterol: 447mg, Sodium: 506mg, Potassium: 236mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 1.2g, Calcium: 104mg, Iron: 2mg