Fried Peppery Shrimp


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    Fired peppery shrimp.Very easy and delicious spicy shrimp.


    • 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


    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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