2.187 Damn Yo Shrimp


11 (Mon) July 2011

Damn Yo Shrimp


by me

at home

-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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