How to cook shrimp? Once again about delicious and simple dishes
Shrimp are tasty and healthy, they area perfect addition to salads and second courses, and by themselves boiled or fried are a self-sufficient dish and a wonderful snack for beer and wine. The store shelves are filled with various kinds of these wonderful crustaceans, from very small to royal, reaching a length of thirty centimeters. The shrimp meat is white, tender, dense enough and, as noted by many millions of fans of this
delicacy, delicious. It is not only delicious, but also a real storehouse of unique nutrients, there is still very little fat in it, so this product is low-calorie and dietary.
Ways to prepare shrimps hugequantity. In Europe, Asia and America, each nation has its own recipes. Italians, of course, make them sauce for pasta, the Japanese cook inordinately sushi with them, the Chinese fry shrimp with vegetables, and the French gourmets add to them many different herbs that give the tender meat a few exquisite spicy notes. In the Russian cuisine, shrimps are not used, this product has always been considered exotic and overseas, so we prepare them in a variety of ways, taking the best from different cuisines. But before you cook from shrimp dishes, you need to know how to cook shrimp to emphasize their taste, rather than "kill." There is one very important rule: boil shrimp should be no more than 7-10 minutes, throwing into boiling water. Otherwise, the tender meat turns into hard and loses flavor.
So, how to cook shrimp in the most common way. In a pot of boiling water and salt added, crustaceans are dipped and cooked at a moderate temperature for several minutes after the secondary boil. Frozen shrimps are thrown into the water without defrosting, but before being dropped into the water, they are boiled. During the boil, add various spices at will and literally a few drops of table vinegar. The meat of shrimps goes well with a laurel leaf, dill, sweet pepper, parsley and thyme. Before you enjoy the dish, you can sprinkle it with lemon juice, but just a little bit.
How to cook shrimps in another way? There is a method of cooking, where shrimps languish in a mixture of vegetables, seasonings, with the addition of white wine. This recipe is well known in southern Europe. So, how to cook shrimp in Mediterranean. In a frying pan with high walls, or in a flat wide saucepan, heat up the olive oil and lightly brown the onions and garlic, then roll the finely ground stalk celery. After two minutes, chopped tomatoes and pepper, salt and pepper are sent to the pot, pour a fourth of a glass of wine and a spoon of tomato puree. After a twenty-minute cooking-languishing on low heat in this mixture immerse the peeled shrimp and cook for about five minutes. This is such an exotic way, like boil shrimp, but very tasty. Try it.
To make a dish of seafood tasty,it is important not only to know how to cook shrimp, but also be able to choose them correctly. The most significant signs of a good and high-quality product are a form in the form of a "headband", a smooth and pleasant pale pink color in small species and dark gray in royal shrimps. On the shell and head of the crustaceans there should be no black spots and yellow spots. Finally, in a qualitatively frozen product there can not be a large amount of snow and a thick ice crust.
Shrimps are sold in a shell and already peeled, withoutshell, often freeze the already welded product. Shrimp in the shell of cooking is very convenient. By its color, you can immediately determine the degree of their readiness, from boiled shrimp it becomes bright orange. How to cook shrimp in a shell? The methods are the same, only before cooking they should be thoroughly rinsed and cleaned thoroughly.