Monday, April 4, 2011

Hot Shrimp Salad

Whenever I have Hot Prawn Salad I remember my Tito Ed.  He was the one that introduced me to what seemed to me then as sophisticated Chinese cuisine. Before that Chinese food was limited to lumpiang shanghai, mani and pansit.   Tito Ed used to be a consultant for a Chinoy who owned a Chinese restaurant.  Whenever we would go to that restaurant it was Tito Ed who would order for us. Apart from Hot Prawn Salad, he would also order cold cuts, shark’s fin soup (He would always say “Add Chinese vinegar, your soup will taste better.”), steamed lapu-lapu, fried pigeon, peking duck, and many other fine Chinese dishes.

So when I came across a recipe for Hot Shrimp Salad I had to try making it. I was surprised to learn that this dish is easy to make, I always imagined it would be a complicated recipe.  Making and eating this dish brought back good memories.

I dedicate this to you Tito Ed, we miss you dearly and thank you for the many happy food memories.

Here is the recipe, you will need the following:
1/2 kilo shrimps
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons condensed milk
1 can fruit cocktail, either the fiesta or imported variety works, but the imported kind makes it more special :)
2 tablespoons milk
1 egg
3/4 cup cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel shrimps, then season with salt and pepper, add 2 tablespoons milk.  Marinate for at least 30 minutes. 
2. In a bowl mix together the mayonnaise and condensed milk. Drain the liquid from the fruit cocktail, then toss in the mayo-milk mixture.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill in the fridge.
3.  In a bowl combine egg and cornstarch season with salt.  Whisk until the batter becomes smooth. 
4.  Drain the milk from the shrimps, then dip the shrimps in the batter, one at a time.  Deep-fry the shrimps.  Cook until light golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.
4. Toss cooked shrimps in the mayo mixture, serve immediately and enjoy :)


michymichymoo said...

Wow! I want to try cooking this at home! :)

Sumi Go said...

This looks delish! I love Hot Prawn Salad so I'll make sure to try your Hot Shrimp Salad recipe some time soon.. :D

Sumi Go said...

PS: Following your blog now btw.. :) Hope you can also follow back. Thanks!

Blair Villanueva said...

looks delicioso! sayang at hindi ako pwede sa shrimp :( But my sweetie loves shrimp! will copy your recipe po and forward it to him . Thank you!

julie ann said...

First time I heard about Shrimp Salad and was surprised when I saw those cherries and pineapples. Looks amazing. Might try this soon. :)

Joanna said...

Awww, this is not only an appetizing and helpful post but also heartwarming.

I love how your recipe has a very personal story. It reminded me of reunions, and special occasions with our clan, when we gathered in a chosen restaurant, and everyone had stories for each dish served, and how best to enjoy it.

BTW, this is such a wonderful coincidence, my reading this blog, and our youngest (4 y.o.) daughter lately taking a huge liking to shrimps! I'll blog about it one of these days, and link to this post. I think she'll like this dish, when I try the recipe. :)

Eileen said...

Ladies, thanks for visiting hope you come back soon =)

@Joanna, I do hope our daughter likes this recipe, please do let me know =)

April Perez said...

sobrang favorite ko tong dish na toh! although a bit fattening, i still love eating it once in a while :)

atom said...

i love shrimp. will try out your recipe. :)


Lalah said...

I'm giving your recipe to hubby and have him cook me this one on the weekend. When I finally learn how to cook I'm going to try this recipe.

Lalah said...

I'm giving your recipe to hubby and have him cook me this one on the weekend. When I finally learn how to cook I'm going to try this recipe.

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