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Do you want to learn how to make a mouthwatering salt and pepper shrimp dish? Look no further! Today, we’re diving into the addictive world of my dad’s famous salt and pepper shrimp recipe. Not only will you learn how to create a restaurant-quality dish right at home, but you’ll also discover the secrets to preparing the shrimp for maximum flavor. So, let’s get started!
Preparing the Shrimp
Salt and pepper shrimp are surprisingly simple to make. Although smaller shrimp are typically recommended, we’ll be using large shrimp for this recipe. If you prefer smaller ones, feel free to adjust accordingly. Start by deveining the shrimp using a toothpick to remove the vein. Next, cut off the legs and antennae, followed by the front part of the head and the legs. This step will make the shrimp easier to eat and enhance its presentation.
The Beauty of Shrimp with the Shell On
You may wonder why we keep the shells on during cooking when they’ll eventually be peeled off. The answer is simple: the shell helps lock in the shrimp’s natural juiciness and adds a delightful aroma when fried. Additionally, shrimp shells are packed with intense flavors that enhance the overall taste of the dish. So, don’t skip this crucial step!
Seasoning and Frying the Shrimp
Before frying the shrimp, we’ll season them with a pinch of garlic salt and coat them with cornstarch. This will give them a crispy texture and a delicious flavor. Once the shrimp are ready, heat up your wok and add oil. Fry the shrimp in small batches to ensure even cooking. When they turn a beautiful golden color, they’re done!
Adding a Burst of Flavors
To add a burst of flavors to your salt and pepper shrimp, stir-fry some onions, red bell peppers, garlic, and Thai chilis. This combination creates a tantalizing aroma that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Toss the shrimp in this aromatic mixture and sprinkle on a dry seasoning blend of garlic salt, salt, and white pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your liking, and let the shrimp soak up all the incredible flavors.
Time to Indulge!
Your salt and pepper shrimp are now ready to be enjoyed. Plate them up and garnish with some chopped green onions. The combination of crispy shrimp, fragrant seasoning, and fresh vegetables will leave your mouth watering for more.
So, gather your loved ones, sit back, and savor the flavors of this delectable salt and pepper shrimp dish. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to impress.
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