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Wednesday, January 24, 2001

"The Electric Kitchen"
Garnish your dish of spicy shrimp with some greens.

Fry up some
spicy shrimp

The episode of "The Electric Kitchen" airing through the second half of January celebrates the Lunar New Year. Guests are Libby Lum, the 2000 Narcissus Queen, and Ban Chan, general chairman of the Narcissus Festival.

Electric Kitchen

"Electric Kitchen" airs at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays on Oceanic Cable Channel 16. It also airs on Maui at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays on Calabash Channel 44 (52 in Lahaina) and on the Big Island at 4:30 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays on Na Leo o Hawaii Channel 2 in Hilo and 14 in Kona.

Here is one of Lum's recipes. All the recipes from the show, as well an an archive of recipes dating to 1995, are available at the Hawaiian Electric Co. Web site,

Spicy Shrimp in Shells

12 large, whole, unshelled shrimp
Salad oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of Chinese five-spice powder
Dash of sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 red chile pepper, minced
1 tablespoon wine
1 cup shredded lettuce

Wash and drain shrimp; coat lightly with cornstarch.

Heat oil in a wok over high heat; fry shrimp until almost done. Drain oil; leaving shrimp in wok. Add salt, five-spice, sugar, garlic, onion and chile pepper; pour wine around inside edge of wok and stir-fry shrimp over high heat for a few seconds. Serve on a bed of lettuce. Serves 3.

Nutritional information unavailable.*

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