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Steamed Shrimp

Almost everyone loves steamed shrimp, also called prawns. Here is a simple recipe that will have everyone clamoring for more.
 
Prepare time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Large shrimp — 12
  • Mushrooms — 2 (chopped)
  • Carrots — 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Spring onions — 1/4 cup (chopped)

Egg mixture

  • Eggs — 2
  • Milk — 1 tbsp
  • Salt — 1/4 tsp
  • Sesame oil — 3 tsp
  • Pepper — a pinch

Special equipment for steamed shrimp

  • Steamer pan (optional, see image)
Stainless steel steamer pan with glass lid.
You can arrange the shrimp decoratively on a porcelain plate or shallow bowl and then place the dish on one of the racks inside of a large steamer pan. (Image: via Dreamstime.com © Hein Teh)

Directions

1Keep the head and tail of the shrimp. Peel off the body shell and cut off the legs. 

 

2

Cut deep into the back of the shrimp. Place the shrimp with their backs facing up on the plate.

 

3

Sprinkle chopped mushrooms, spring onions, and carrots over the body of the shrimp.

 

4Pour the egg mixture over the shrimp.

 

5

When water is boiling, steam for about 10 minutes, then serve.

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  • Jenny is from Malaysia but lives in beautiful Melbourne Australia. When she isn't cooking up a storm in the kitchen, she enjoys spending the time to nurture her garden.

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