Shrimp With Black Beans in Lobster Sauce
60 mins (prep 45, cooking 15)
19 ingredients
2 servings
This is my #1 favorite Chinese dish and it has taken me a few years to duplicate the restaurant recipes and then enhanced to my liking. This origins of this recipe comes from the Lobster Cantonese style dish (with Lobster Sauce and a Chinese-American creation) which was popular in Cantonese restaurants in North America around 1950 or so years ago. Then another variation was created using shrimp and this dish was called Shrimp in Lobster Sauce (which uses the same sauce as the Lobster Cantonese dish but no lobster meat is used). These basic recipes contained a white type of sauce and with some green peas and ground pork added. After this still another variation was created and this time using salted fermented black beans in a dark soy sauce and either Lobster or Shrimp was used. Further, for this recipe (and the other above dishes) getting the eggs to "set" on top of the sauce was a challenge since most home ranges can not generate a very high heat (when using a wok) for cooking. However, I was successful in getting the eggs to "Set" properly by using heated sesame oil. That is, getting the eggs to "set" by partially cooking them (slightly runny eggs) and not incorporated them completely into the sauce.

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Serving Size (193.76 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 448.92 Calories from Fat 279.45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.05g 95.53%
Saturated Fat 4.57g 45.66%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.7mg 1.8%
Sodium 963.14mg 80.26%
Total Carbohydrate 36.02g 24.01%
Dietary Fiber 3.38 g 27.07%
Sugars 2.7 g %
Protein 8.05g 32.21%
Vitamin A 6.37IU% Vitamin C 1.86mg%
Calcium 38.3mg% Iron 2.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large shrimp, coarse salt, rice wine, ground pork, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce