The day I’d be making this spicy shrimp recipe is the day I would go and get my shrimp fresh.
It is also possible to make from frozen shrimp as well, just defrost before you mix your marinade.
Needless to say I love to shop for food, so going for certain ingredients is not an inconvenience for me at all.
It’s always a good excuse to see what is on the shelves, and to think of all the possibilities that can be created.
Fresh fish does not smell ‘fishy’ so let your nose be the first judge of what you are purchasing.
The ‘fishy’ smell that goes along with fish is actually the bacteria and enzymes that are beginning to break the fish down.
a word or two on this spicy shrimp recipe
First, you want to have the best ingredients, which means the freshest shrimp of course.
As mentioned above, the main thing is that there is no fishy smell.
You also want to be sure that the shrimp are not limp, that the shells are not soft and there is no sliminess present in any way.
Spices that are freshly ground will add a lot to help this recipe reach its highest impact on your taste buds.
Marinating the shrimp overnight will also provide a stronger punch of flavor keeping taste buds happy.
Eating super fresh produce when possible, is always best of course.
It’s not difficult to make an effort to include some parts of your meal to be made of something that you’ve grown yourself; it is very rewarding.
Nutrition experts say that the more fresh food you eat the better, so I try.
Shrimp is usually quick and easy, and this recipe is no exception.
easy and quick
One of the things I really enjoy about making food is touching it.
One of the benefits of cooking is the opportunity to feel the food.
It’s important to be hands on, not only because it feels good, but because you can tell so much about food by feeling it.
I know to some it might sound strange to some, but it’s important to be intimately involved with your food.
I never understand people who cook a whole recipe without ever tasting what they are making.
It’s so important to connect with the food throughout the cooking process.
Once the shrimp is well seasoned, just throw it in a pan for a quick fry and you are done.
This dish could easily be called hot and spicy shrimp, because it is just that. Hot and spicy!
And very tasty!
- Stir thoroughly.
- Pour in the water, cover and cook for another 3 minutes. Or until cooked. Just remember that shrimp cooks fast.
- Remove from pan and serve immediately.