Shrimp with Lobster Sauce


This shrimp with lobster sauce is just like what you'd find at a Chinese restaurant that serves Cantonese cuisine. Despite the name, there's no lobster in the sauce. Serve over white rice.

close up view of Shrimp with Lobster Sauce over white rice on a plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons cooking sherry

  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ pound ground pork

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Dissolve 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch in sherry in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

  2. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and stir-fry until pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer shrimp to a plate; leave as much oil in the wok as possible.

  3. Add garlic to the wok and stir-fry for a few seconds, then add ground pork. Stir-fry until pork is no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Mix 1 cup water, soy sauce, sugar, and salt together in a small bowl; pour into the wok and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for about 2 minutes.

  5. Whisk 1/4 cup cold water and 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch together in a small bowl; pour into the wok. Add shrimp and bring to a simmer. Drizzle beaten egg into the wok, stirring quickly as it cooks. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
20g Fat
5g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 237mg 79%
Sodium 989mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 274mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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