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midtownDiner123 Apr 24, 2009 06:26 PM

what exactly is the "lobster sauce" i get with my chinese food take-out? any recipes?

it's probably not authentic chinese cooking but i'd like to get close to replicating the white sauce to serve in a shrimp and broccoli stir fry. i know there isn't lobster or pork and might be comprised of sherry, egg whites, cornstarch, chicken broth, salt.

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    jerry i h Apr 24, 2009 09:43 PM

    Sadly, I know what you are trying to do, as I have tried this myself over time. My batting average is 0.000. Either:
    *they do not understand enough english to be of help
    *they are unwilling to reveal their "secret"
    *they are using msyterious bottles of stuff with no english labels, which may or may not be imported into the US legally.
    As a starting point, try a basic French-type bechamel sauce with a glop of either soy sauce, oyster sauce, or fish sauce.

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      midtownDiner123 Apr 25, 2009 01:58 AM

      thanks. here's what i did find:

      http://chinesefood.about.com/od/shrim...

    2. mcsheridan Apr 25, 2009 04:02 AM

      "Lobster sauce" in this case is the sauce served with Lobster Cantonese, poured over other ingredients. In many Chinese-American restaurants where Lobster Cantonese is still served, there is ground pork in it; you're right about there being no lobster IN the sauce.

      Check this one out:
      http://chinesefood.about.com/od/seafoodrecipes/r/lobstercanton.htm

      Also this:
      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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