11 (Mon) July 2011
Damn Yo Shrimp
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ
An instant signature dish. Jumbo shrimp, marinated in oyster sauce, sugar, garlic, white and black pepper, wrapped in a half wonton skin, tied with a chive, flash-fried in oil. The idea of the form came from the cookbook Dim Sum, but the recipe didn’t call for seasoning and instead suggested dipping the shrimp in a separate sauce, so I improvised a marinade. However, I was wary of using too much oyster sauce, mostly because I didn’t know how the naked liquid would react in the hot oil, which fortunately didn’t turn out to be a problem, so they were just a tad underseasoned. With a slight adjustment to the recipe, and bit more practice to fine-tune the wrapping technique, this could be 4.0.
The oh-so-clever name of the dish, which I came up with, thank you very much, is a play on the Korean word “dam-yo” (담요), which means “blanket.”
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