Take a look on this Towel Gourd with Dried Shrimps recipe. It is quick and easy to make and it fills. This colorful, refreshing recipe  is a quick and easy way for you to enjoy the flavor of Towel Gourd and Dried Shrimps and their health-promoting nutrients in a matter of minutes!

Traditional Chinese medicine considers shrimp to be a mildly warm (yang energy) food that reinforces kidney function (reproductive and urinary tract systems), regulates energy and improves the appetite. It is suitable for most people and especially recommended for pregnant women and elderly people, as well as those with cardiovascular problems and male infertility.

Dried shrimps are rich in calcium for the bones and magnesium, which can help heart function and reduce cholesterol. The heart benefits include helping prevent high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. Eating a lot of shrimp can also help soothe the nerves.

Recipe: Towel Gourd with Dried Shrimps

Towel Gourd with Dried Shrimps

Towel Gourd with Dried Shrimps

Features: Beautifully colored and refreshing.

Ingredients for Towel Gourd with Dried Shrimps:

500 grams (1.1 lb) towel gourd
50 grams (0.11 lb) dried shrimps
1 gram (1/4 tsp) MSG
2 grams (1/3 tsp) salt
3 grams (1/10 oz) sliced ginger
5 grams (1 tsp) cooking wine
10 grams (2 tsp) cooking oil

Directions to cook Towel Gourd with Dried Shrimps:

1, Wash the towel gourd clean and cut into shreds about 5 cm (2 inches) long and 0.3 cm (0.12 inch) wide.

2, Soak the dried shrimps in water.

3, Heat other water to a boiling point. Then add in the scallions, ginger, shrimps, and cooking wine and boil for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the towel gourd and take out to drain when water boils again. Add salt and MSG onto the gourd and boil it again. Mix and dish up, this Towel Gourd with Dried Shrimps recipe is ready to serve.

{September 23, 2010} {Tags: , }