These ebifurai (breaded fried shrimp) look great since they are made with black tigers! The first key is to pre-season the shrimp with salt and cooking sake! Another key is to make cuts in the stomach side of the shrimp!
I usually make do with frozen shrimp, but once in a while I like to make proper fried shrimp that won't disappoint using big black tigers!
When you put the cuts into the shrimp be sure to do it on the stomach side. If you do it on the back side (the outer curve) the shrimp will curl up and shrink.
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