Fried Peppery Shrimp

2013-11-10

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Fired peppery shrimp.Very easy and delicious spicy shrimp.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (480 g) jumbo shrimp,deveined
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups (500 ml) boiling water
  • ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted Pepper and Salt(see recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon piment d"Espelette
  • 1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • oil for frying
  • For Roasted Pepper and Salt:
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Method

Step 1

In a mixing bowl,dissolve kosher salt in 2 cups of boiling water. Add ice cubes until room temperature is achieved. Add shrimp. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Drain and rinse thoroughly under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels.

Step 3

In a small mixing bowl,combine Roasted Pepper and Salt,piment d"Espelette(dried mild chile pepper from France) and smoked paprika. Mix well and set aside.

Step 4

In a plastic bag,combine dry shrimp and cornstarch. Toss well until evenly coated.

Step 5

In a deep heavy skillet,add cooking oil to a depth of 2 inches(5 cm). Preheat oil over medium-high heat to 350°F(180°C).

Step 6

Add shrimp to hot oil in batches. Cook until golden(about 2 minutes).

Step 7

Using a slotted spoon,transfer fried peppery shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Transfer peppery shrimp to a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt mixture and serve immediately.

Step 8

Roasted Pepper and Salt: In a dry skillet,combine black peppercorns and coarse sea salt. Cook,stirring,over medium heat until fragrant and pepper begins to pop. Immediately transfer to a mortar and grind.

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