Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday’s Side Dish: Dried Shrimp

An Asian secret ingredient
The long shelf-life and strong seafood flavor make this ingredient a plus in the Mixed Stew kitchen. Dried and salted shrimp can be soaked, rehydrated, or reconstituted to add tasty seafood flavoring to stir-frys, batches of soup, and sauces. Yes, you may keep the shells on when adding portions of this food item to different recipes. Look for sizes ranging between small and extra-large. Salt is the second main ingredient besides shrimp. Consumers can find salted-dried shrimp at their Asian Foods Market, Hmart, or International foods aisle at some major grocery stores.

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