Shrimp - delicious and nutritious seafood. They are used as a filling for rolls, snacks for beer, a component for salads and as a main dish.
King prawns differ from their counterparts in larger size and sweet meat. In addition to the wonderful tasteking prawns also have a number of useful properties. They containhigh quality protein, iodine, omega-3 fatty acids and have a low saturated fat content. In this way, king prawns are an integral part of a tasty and healthy diet.
How to choose high-quality king prawns?
High-quality shrimps should have a uniform color, a crooked tail and a shiny shell. The more the tail of the shrimp is bent, the less it lay, before being frozen. The faded shell, spots on it, pieces of ice in the package - all these are signals that during storage, most likely, the thermal regime was disturbed, such shrimp should not be taken.
Do not be alarmed if you notice that shrimps have green heads - this means that they ate a certain type of plankton. Brown head is a sign of pregnant shrimp, This meat is very nutritious, healthy and delicious. The black head, however, indicates that the shrimp has been frozen already spoiled.
How much to cook king prawns?
When cooking king prawns, the main thing is not to overdo it, otherwise the meat will become tasteless and leave all its healthy properties in the water. Never cook them for longer than 10 minutes.
The mostThe best cooking time for king prawns is 5-7 minutes. Then the meat remains juicy and literally "melts in the mouth." This applies to fresh frozen shrimp,if the shrimp are already boiled and frozen, then no more than 2-3 minutes.
How to cook royal shrimp?
In order to cook the king prawns, you will need: the prawns themselves, salt and lemon.
Frozen shrimps put in a colander and washed under running water. During this process, our shrimp should thaw out a little, and the ice crust melt completely.
Put the pan on the stove. The water in it should be 2-2.5 times more than shrimp. Bring water to a boil and salt. After the water boils, squeeze the juice of half a lemon or the whole, if you have a lot of shrimp. Water should be slightly sour. After throwing shrimp. Boil them for 7-10 minutes if the fresh-frozen shrimps and 2-3 minutes if cooked.
As soon as the shrimp floated to the surface, and the shell became slightly transparent, the shrimp were ready. Flip them down the colander. When all the water is drained, put them on a plate and sprinkle half the lemon juice and olive oil.
Cancook king prawns in the microwave. To do this, in a container with frozen shrimp you need to pour some water, then they brew in their own juice.
Cook the king prawns properly
King prawns can be cooked both in shell and peeled. If you cook in the shell, you need to prepare 4% salted water (ie, 1 liter of water, add 40 g of salt), if you cook the shrimp peeled, then 2% water. But we must remember that shrimp cooked in shell, juicier than cooked without it.
King prawns should be laid already in boiling water, then all the taste will remain in the shrimp. If you throw them in cold water, then the broth will be filled with shrimp flavor.
If you cook shrimp in a delicious broth, and not just in salted water, after turning off the fire, let them stay in this broth for 10-15 minutes, then they will be filled with it even more and become juicier.
King prawns boiled with spices
In addition to the traditional boiling shrimp in salted water, there are a few simple ways to cook the king prawns.
Throw in boiling water to taste: dry adjika, onion, salt, pepper and 1-2 bay leaves.
Then throw the shrimp and cook until tender.
King prawns boiled in beer
- King prawns - 700 g
- Bay leaf - 2 pcs.
- Peas black and allspice - 2 4 peas
- Salt - 2 tbsp. l
- Beer - 300 ml
- Put spices in boiling water and pour in beer. After throwing shrimp, cook until done. Serve immediately.
King prawns, boiled with lemon
- In cold water, throw ¼ of lemon, 1-2 bay leaves, 1-2 black peas and allspice, a bunch of chopped dill, salt to taste. When the water boils, put the shrimp and cook until tender.
King prawns, boiled in spicy broth
- Tomato paste - 1 tbsp.
- Salt - to taste
- Bay leaves - 1-2 leaves
- Scented peppercorns - 2-3 pcs.
- Carnation - 4-5 pcs.
- Garlic - 1 head
- Black pepper peas - 5-8 pcs.
- Lemon - 1 pc.
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Cut a half of a lemon into 4 parts, in the same way cut a head of garlic.
- Put all the spices just before boiling water, let them boil for 1-2 minutes and toss the shrimps.
- Boil the shrimp for 2-3 minutes or until they float, and the shell will not become slightly transparent. Ready shrimp to drain in a colander and let drain water.
- Put the king prawns in a salad bowl, season with half a lemon juice and olive oil.
How to cook shrimp, written on each package with this product. But still, this seemingly simple matter, as in any other, has its own subtleties. First of all, it is to choose high-quality shrimps and not digest them, because they have very tender meat.
If you cook the king prawns in any of the above broths and serve with the sauce, they will become a wonderful snack or serve as a savory zest in any salad.