Tiger or king prawns roasted in their shells
What is a real king prawn?
Only after visiting Thailand, I learned what a real king prawn looks like. The size of a man's palm - one piece is enough to eat a person. Such monsters in Tae are not taken to boil, because with this method of processing all useful substances go into the water. Shrimp, fried in the shell,They retain chitosan - a valuable substance that helps fight excess weight, as well as containing proteins, potassium, calcium, zinc, non-fatty acids and mineral salts.
But since we are not living in Thailand, for the product for the dish "Shrimps, fried in their shells"will have to go to the store. There we will be offered to buy significantly smaller seafood, the so-called "cocktail" shrimp (in Thailand, they are usually put in soup or used in salads). Choose as large as possible individuals. This sea crustacean has a very short shelf life, and therefore it is delivered to us frozen.Unfortunately, some manufacturers for shrimp weight store them with water, and ice blocks sometimes make up 40% of the weight of the pack. Try to choose a product in a thin "glaze". The crustaceans should be dark gray, and tiger stripes should be clearly visible on the shell.
In order to cook shrimp fried, unpeeled,it is necessary to defrost the product properly. Crustaceans should thaw slowly. Pour them into a deep bowl and put them on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. Three hours later, you need to get them, drain the water, sprinkle with dry dill, ground coriander, slightly wring hands and leave at room temperature soaked with spices.
Just shrimp, fried in the shell
If you bought a kilogram of frozen crustaceans, finely chop the whole head of garlic. Heat the vegetable oil in the pan (ideally - sesame, but the sunflower is also suitable) and lay out the garlic. Fry it before the color changes. Spread shrimp on top of it. We interfere, but carefully, so that the legs and heads do not come off. When seafood becomes intense pink - the dish is ready.
Shrimp, fried in the shell on the grill
Wonderful and, most importantly, an unusual solution for a picnic treat for those who do not eat meat. Thawed seafood simply strung on skewers, sprinkled with lemon juice and olive oil and sent to the grill. Or lay out on the grill or roaster and fry over the coals.
Shrimp fried in garlic sauce
Tiger and king prawns are very tasty under all sauces, as well as in batter. True, for convenience, they must first be cleaned. To do this, seafood should be boiled for 5 minutes in salted water. After that, the shell is removed very easily. Already cleaned crustaceans need to be thawed, boiling water for 2 minutes. Heat a mixture of butter and olive oil in a griddle. Fry on it until light brown color finely chopped garlic (1 head). Then we add to it boiled peeled shrimps. After 2 minutes, pour cream and fry for another 3 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat, salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with fresh chopped greens.