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What to do with head-on bay shrimp. Can I fry & eat them whole?

asked by russell p over 5 years ago

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pierino

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added over 5 years ago

Best to fry them whole and then shell them. Be sure to squeeze those delicious juices out of the head.

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added over 5 years ago

Rinse them in cool water, put them in a pot with no additional water, put the lid on, medium heat to steam them until they turn pink all over, then throw them on a newspaper-covered table, peel them and eat them. A little melted butter or another sauce of your choosing can't hurt to have on the table for dipping!

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HalfPint

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added over 5 years ago

Bay shrimp tend to be really small with very soft shell. I'm pretty sure you can toss them in a little cornstarch seasoned with salt and pepper. Then deep-fry them and eat whole.

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added over 5 years ago

I just saw this tasty recipe on Serious Eats - would be great! http://www.seriouseats...

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