Coat the shrimp in Karaage-ko and cut the lemon into wedges.
Drop the shrimp into vegetable oil heated to 180°C and fry until crispy. Drain the fried shrimp on paper towels.
Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with salt. Squeeze over lemon juice to taste and eat the shrimp, shells and all!
Story Behind this Recipe
At first I tried seasoning these prawns with salt then baking them, but they still smelled fishy. So just as I thought about frying them instead. I realised I had some Karaage-ko that I had bought to use in my bento, so dredged and fried them. They turned out aromatic and delicious!
※Unlike other meats, shrimp with their shells won't absorb seasonings well, so add a pinch of salt after frying. ※Feel free to use any other types of small shrimp instead.