Saturday, March 15, 2014

#Fresh Whole Shrimp in minutes!

'Went to Chinatown to buy live while shrimp today.

What I am sharing with you is one of my favorite dishes to eat. So simple to make. It's the ingredients that count.
Above is the cooked shrimp.

1 lb fresh shrimp unpeeled
1/3 can of 7-UP (or comparable soda)
3-4 slices of fresh ginger
1 stalk of scallions

Combine the ingredients in a wok or pot except the shrimp.  When it comes to a boil, drop the entire shrimp in and cover to cook.  After 2 minutes, mix the shrimp to get the uncooked ones to the bottom. Cook for about 1 minute more.  Soon as it turns all orange, removed from heat and drain.

To eat my way, I prepare a dipping sauce as I peel them.

1/3 cup of seasoned Japanese rice vinegar ( if you don't have one mix vinegar with 1 to 1-1/2 TB of sugar)
1/8 cup of soy sauce
1/8 c cup of minced scallions
1/8 cup of minced cilantro

I eat it with garlic fried rice. Sometimes instead if the dipping sauce, I make a tomato/onion or scallion salad with minced garlic seasoned with a little fish sauce and a tsp of sugar.

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