Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes

1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped garlic
2 tablespoon finely chopped scallions
1 lb raw shrimp, shelled and deveined

For the sauce:
2 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teasp chili sauce
2 teasp black bean sauce
4 teaspoons Chinese Rice vinegar or cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 teaspoons sugar
4 teaspoons sesame oil
Cilantro sprigs, to garnish (optional)

1. Heat a wok over high heat. Add the oil, and when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the ginger, garlic, and scallions.

2. Stir-fry for 20 seconds, then add the shrimp. Stir-fry the shrimp for about 1 minutes.

3. Add the sauce ingredients and continue to stir-fry for another 3 minutes over a high heat. Serve at once.
Serve with Rice.

Makes 4 servings