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For The New Year Feast: Elegant and Delicious Simmered Shrimp

For The New Year Feast: Elegant and Delicious Simmered Shrimp

This simmered shrimp dish that uses whole head-on shrimp looks great and tastes great too. The shrimp are marinated for a while in a light flavored broth, and have an elegant finish.

Ingredients: As much as it is easy for you to make

Whole shrimp with their heads on
10 large
A... Dashi soup stock
2 cups
Mirin
2 1/2 tablespoons
Usukuchi soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Sake
1 tablespoon
Salt
a small amount

Steps

1. Wash the shrimp in cold salt water, stick a toothpick into the appropriate spot on the trunk, and remove the veins.
2. Boil for about 2 minutes in hot water with a bit of salt and sake, and strain in a sieve.
3. Bring the ingredients listed under A to a boil in a pot, add the shrimp from Step 2, and turn off the heat after about 2 minutes. Let it cool in the broth.
4. After it has cooled, put it in the refrigerator while still in the broth, and let it sit for about half a day to soak up the flavors.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for Osechi, the traditional New Years feast.