Tuesday, October 20, 2009

DOH - L'Entrée Deux


Moving right along. A little taste of what I feel is some of the most delicious shrimp you can find at St. Lawrence Market. Prawns, poached for 45 seconds. You know what the key is? Don't overcook. Overcooking shrimp is like eating beef well done - you get so past whatever semblance of quality there is that you may as well eat frozen Thai shrimps you get at cheap supermarkets.

These shrimps have an amazing sweetness and succulence. Very tender meat, which maintains a firm texture if they're fresh and cooked to the right temperature. 45 seconds - that's all it takes. Served very simply alongside a dipping sauce of soy, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili oil, and finely chopped coriander leaves.


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