Salt-Baked Shrimp

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 to 3

    servings as a main dish
    • Difficulty


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By Linda Anusasananan

Published 2012

  • About

Chef Simon Yan tells us that many years ago, some Hakkas who lived by the sea developed the technique of baking food in a pit with salt to promote the sale of this valuable mineral. This method sold a lot of salt. It also imparts subtle flavor into the food being baked. Rather than baking in a pit, Simon cooks his shrimp on skewers in a large pan over high heat. Translating this technique to a Western oven makes this dramatic and unique way to cook shrimp quite easy. Use ju