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Published February 15, 2010, 12:00 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Umami Shrimp

Mushrooms and tamari sauce provide some umami (deliciousness) in this stir-fry

By: Herald Staff Report,

Mushrooms and tamari sauce provide some umami (deliciousness) in this stir-fry.

Umami Shrimp

2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more if needed

8 ounces sliced crimini mushrooms

3 green onions, sliced

½ cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons tamari

1 tablespoon sesame oil

¼ teaspoon ground red or black pepper

½ pound cooked shrimp

1 cup cooked broccoli florets or green beans

Cooked noodles or rice

Heat oil in wok over high heat. Add mushrooms; stir-fry until lightly browned. Transfer mushrooms to plate with slotted spoon. Add more oil to wok, if needed; add onions. Stir-fry 1 minute. Add broth, tamari, sesame oil and pepper; heat to a boil. Stir in shrimp, broccoli and reserved mushrooms; heat until hot. Serve over noodles.

Yield: Serves 2.

Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 367 calories, 23 grams fat (2 grams saturated), 172 milligrams cholesterol, 10 grams carbohydrates, 30 grams protein, 1,290 milligrams sodium, 3 grams fiber.

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