Salt and Pepper Fried Shrimp

Tom Rang Muối

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Appears in

Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

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Vietnamese wedding receptions are often like seafood banquets. One dish that is a must to serve is this succulent salted and peppered shrimp. Still in its shell and with its head intact, the shrimp is pan-fried with black pepper, salt, and garlic in a nice butter bath. Butter is rarely used in Vietnamese food, which is why this is such a decadent dish. The shell is softened to an edible chew, so try eating the whole shrimp with its shell as the Vietnamese do. You will be utterly surprised how flavorful and addictive these shrimp can be. The rice flour and cornstarch give a perfect crunch, and the texture is extraordinary.