Things don't have to be overly complicated to be fantastic. Sometimes the best thing is the simplest. The ingredient, the method and the whole experience, simple and gorgeous. Get your friends to sit with you in the kitchen, make these shrimps, pour your drinks, chat as you prepare the food, ask one of them to break the baguette and dig in straight from the skillet. The simplest and most fun thing to do!
Skillet fried Tiger Shrimps
16 tiger Shrimps
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
3 tbsp butter, softened
4 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt & black pepper to taste
3 tbsp olive oil
Juice of ½ a lemon
Trim the antennas of the shrimp, and slice through the back, keeping the shell intact. Devein the shrimps, rinse and pat dry.
In a small bowl mix together the softened butter, chopped parsley, crushed garlic, salt and black pepper, until well incorporated. If you wish to serve a slightly spicy version of this dish, add 1-2 tsp of red chilli powder to the butter mixture. Stuff the opening in the shrimp’s back with this butter mixture.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and fry the shrimps until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. Don't overcook them, there is nothing worse than overcooked shrimps!
The shells turn orange and firm when the shrimps are done. Squeeze half a lemon over the whole and serve immediately in the frying skillet alongside some pita bread or baguette.
Enjoy and have a couple of very good laughs with your friends, nothing beats that!