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Chinese Steamed Egg with Dried Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried shrimp, soaked and chopped
- 1 tablespoon green onions, thinly sliced

Special equipment needed:
- Steamer basket
- Heatproof dish or ramekin

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until smooth.
2. Add water, salt, and white pepper to the bowl and mix well.
3. Strain the egg mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a heatproof dish or ramekin.
4. Sprinkle the chopped dried shrimp on top of the egg mixture.
5. Place the dish or ramekin in a steamer basket and steam over high heat for 10-12 minutes or until the egg is set.
6. Remove the dish or ramekin from the steamer and sprinkle green onions on top.
7. Serve hot.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
5. Temperature:
- Steaming temperature: high heat
Serving size:
- 2-4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 1g
- Protein: 10g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Dried shrimp can be substituted with other dried seafood such as scallops or squid.
- Green onions can be substituted with chives or cilantro.

- Add chopped mushrooms or diced ham to the egg mixture for added flavor.
- Use a different type of seafood or meat for a different variation.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to strain the egg mixture to ensure a smooth texture.
- Do not overcook the egg or it will become tough and rubbery.
- Use a heatproof dish or ramekin that fits snugly in the steamer basket to prevent the egg mixture from spilling over.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover steamed egg in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the steamed egg in the microwave or by steaming it again for a few minutes.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the steamed egg in the heatproof dish or ramekin for an authentic presentation.
- Garnish with additional chopped green onions or cilantro.

- Chopped green onions or cilantro

- Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.

Suggested side dishes:
- Stir-fried bok choy
- Steamed broccoli
- Fried rice

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the egg mixture is too watery, reduce the amount of water in the recipe.
- If the egg mixture is too thick, add a little more water.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the egg thoroughly to prevent foodborne illness.

Food history:
- Steamed egg is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine and is often served as a side dish or as part of a larger meal.

Flavor profiles:
- The steamed egg has a delicate and silky texture with a mild flavor. The dried shrimp adds a savory and slightly sweet taste to the dish.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the steamed egg as a side dish or as part of a larger meal.

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Region: Chinese

Taste: Savory, Salty, Umami, Fragrant