Sunday, March 20, 2005

Tôm Bay (Flying Shrimps)

Pan Fried Grasshopper

2 cups grasshoppers
2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vegetable broth
1/4 lime leaves, thinly sliced
1 meaty stalk fresh lemongrass, nicely chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon salt

Place a medium pot of water on to boil, add salt, bring back to the boil, immerse the "shrimps", bring to boil, drain, cool off, set aside, take off their wings. (Note: never wash or rinse them with cold water)
Heat a pan over high heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot (add lemongrass if used) add the shrimps and stir-fry, add the broth and cook until they turn golden brown. Add lime leaves, stir briefly then turn out onto a plate. Serve with drink as Tapas style.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

u ate a grasshoper ??
poor thing :(