Shrimps are not only delicious, but also a very healthy, dietary product. Few people do not like to eat this seafood. But how to boil shrimp, how long do you need to cook them to get a perfectly tasty dish? To do this, it is important to follow the sequence of actions, as well as adhere to the proportions of ingredients indicated in the recipe.
By the color of the seafood, you can determine in what condition it is sold.
In order for the seafood to retain its taste and appearance, it is very important not to overexpose it in boiling water and to observe the proportions of the spices written in the recipe.
This dish is served on the table in an unpeeled form.
To prepare a fragrant and healthy dish, it is very important to pay attention to the choice of shrimp in the store. To do this, look at the surface of the shell, it should be evenly covered with a glazed crust. If there is snow in the package, then this product has been frozen several times. The shrimp should be in the shape of a ring. The tighter they are rolled into it, the fresher they are.
If the color of the shell is pale and stains are visible on it, this means that the product was stored in the wrong conditions. If the head of a shrimp is black, this indicates that it is sick with something. If brown, it means that the shrimp has caviar, and its meat contains the most nutrients. If the shrimp's head is green, it means that there was a certain type of plankton in its food.
There are several ways to defrost seafood. The first is in a bowl, which is put in the frige for a day. The second way is to soak the shrimp in cold water.
Only raw shrimp should be boiled. Those that have already undergone heat treatment are ready to eat. They can be served immediately after defrosting. You can give them a special flavor if lightly scalded with hot brine.
To make the taste more intense, the shrimp are boiled in the shell with the head. This technology is due to the fact that the chitin layer prevents excess salt from penetrating the tender meat. Therefore, it remains slightly sweet.
Well, it's time to invite your friends and treat them to delicious boiled shrimp.