I know the list of ingredients is long, but a lot of this is stuff that will help you generally if it's part of your storecupboard-stash. If you don't want to go in for specialist shopping at all (I love it, and now can indulge myself online, too), then replace the tiny dried shrimp with about 100g of small frozen (thaw them first) prawns. Sherry could be used instead of the Chinese cooking wine, though I tell you that I get this very easily from my local supermarket.
Photo by Lis Parsons.
Recipe posted by Nigella