Sunday, 24 November 2013

How to Cook Frozen Shrimp Without Losing The Taste

Fresh shrimps are the best. They are believed to contain much protein when they are fresh so fresh shrimps are higher in cost compared to frozen shrimps. When you go to the market or fish stall, you have got to pay some extra bucks for that fresh shrimp; but make sure that’s actually fresh shrimp before buying it.

The shrimps which are mostly available on the market are frozen. So it’s good to buy frozen shrimp in comparatively lesser rate, defrost them and cook carefully to retain its taste, flavor and protein & fat contents. Read on the entire post to know how to cook frosted shrimp so as to keep its taste and flavor intact.

Things you need:
To cook shrimp recipes you obviously need some utensils like a cooking pot, tongs and a sharp knife, the shrimp, cooking oil, water, ingredients, spices, salt and lemon juice depending on the dish’s requirement.

First off you need to defrost the shrimp. To do this take some water in a pot and put the shrimp in it for about 15 to 20 minutes and allow it to defrost.

After the shrimp gets defrosted, start peeling it. Start peeling the shell, skin and legs from the ventral side up to the ends. Take the tail of the shrimp off too. Put all the removed shell in a separate container and dispose it, unless it may spread the bad smell throughout your kitchen.

Now about the cooking – If your intention is to retain its taste and flavor, you’ve got to add lemon juice to it. Cut 2 to 3 fresh lemons to get 4-5 spoons of juice, and add the juice to the peeled shrimp. Aside from that, add some salt and turmeric powder, and mix the shrimp well to bring in the attractive yellowish color.

In majority of Asian shrimp dishes, you would find the dried and properly fried shrimp, unless you order shrimp sauce or salad items. Frozen shrimp is believed to be most delicious when it is fried with spices. So the onion, garlic and ginger pastes serve as the main ingredients for shrimp dishes, however, milk and curd are also used for more flavor.

If you desire to prepare the spicy shrimp or shrimp curry, take some oil in a pan and put it on the flame. As the oil is heated put the shrimp in the pan and fry it for about 10 minutes till it turns to reddish-brown. You can add the spices to it directly or can prepare the spices separately in another pan. While preparing the spices on the heat you could smell an attractive aroma out of it. Then add the fried shrimp to it and serve it in a plate. Well, this concludes the delicious Asian shrimp curry dish. Some curd and coriander leaves can also be added to the dish for some extra flavor. For more update information like our Face book Fan Page: Siam Canadian Group Limited