In a saucepan coated lightly with oil on medium heat, saute shallots, ginger and chiles until soft, about 3 minutes. Deglaze with juices, sugar and soy sauce. Check for seasoning. Reduce by 50 percent until a syrup consistency is achieved. Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Mix flour with chile. Dredge shrimp in chile-flour, then egg, then panko and fry at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve sauce in a ramekin, surrounded by the shrimp on a bed of greens.
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