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DYNAMITE SHRIMP
P.F. Chang's Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

Vegetables:
1 small head napa cabbage, chopped
3 cups chopped carrots (about 3-4 carrots)
2 cups chopped daikon radish (about 2)
2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
rice vinegar to taste
soy sauce to taste
Gomasio (sesame seeds, seaweed & sea salt) or toasted sesame seeds to taste sea salt, to taste (if using plain sesame seeds instead of Gomasio)
black pepper, to taste
shrimp
1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled & deveined.  tails removed
1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil

Batter:
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg
4 tablespoons corn starch

Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
2/3 teaspoon sesame oil
1/3 rice vinegar (or more to taste)

Pasta:
1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
8 oz. vermicelli noodles, cooked according to package instructions & drained
4 green onions, chopped - dark green parts reserved
3 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 teaspoon sesame oil

To make Vegetables: Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add radish, cabbage, pepper and salt if using and saute for another 3 minutes, or until desired texture is reached. Remove from heat, add soy sauce, vinegar, and Gomasio/sesame seeds and toss well. Cover to retain heat.

Shrimp:  Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Combine batter ingredients. Toss shrimp in batter and add to skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients. Place into a sealable container and add about half of sauce, seal and toss to coat. Add more sauce as desired.

To make Vermicelli: Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients and saute for 3-5 minutes. Top with remaining green onion for garnish.
 
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