About Cooking Shrimp & An apology

>> Saturday, 7 November 2009

The other day, a friend of mine threw up her hands in exasperation and exclaimed, “I love eating shrimp but I hate cooking it! It always turns out hard!” “Ah,” I said, “that’s because you are overcooking it.” “So how long should I cook it for then?” “That depends,” I said, and explained further in this week's column.

N.B. Before attempting the dishes below, please ensure that you read my notes on cooking shrimp in the column as it gives suggested timelines and other tips.

To make: melt some butter along with oil, lots of minced garlic, hot pepper and green onions and toss with hot noodles (in this case I used Chinese Longevity Noodles).

To make: see column on how to prepare shrimp. Saute onions, garlic, hot pepper and fresh thyme then add chopped spinach and saute. Add back shrimp to pan just before the spinach is done cooking.

To make: season shrimp with lots of coarsely ground black pepper and salt. Pan fry quickly and set aside. Cook orzo, dress with marinara sauce. Add shrimp and serve.

To make: read column to prep shrimp. Saute onions, garlic, thyme, tomatoes, hot pepper then add bora (yard long bean) and saute covered on low heat until cooked through. Add back shrimp to pan just as beans are finished cooking.

To make: pan-fry shrimp and set aside. Saute onions and tomatoes along with lots of sambal. Add a little water or broth to make a thick sauce. Add back shrimp to pan, toss and let finish cooking. Be sure to read this week's column about the suggested cooking times.

To make: mix together chopped shrimp, fresh herbs, an egg, hot pepper, ginger, lemon juice, bread crumbs and make into patties. Coat with breadcrumbs, rest for at least 30 minutes and then saute (almost like a shallow fry).

Recipe here.

Pan-fried shrimp in prepartion to be added and incorported into a variety of dishes. Read this week's column for the full details.


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