Monday, May 12, 2008

Grilled Garlic Shrimp

Grilled Garlic Shrimp
Originally uploaded by pradeep jeganathan.
i've been working on this dish for ever. at least four years. the classic way of doing it gives a sharp, strong flavor that lots of sri lankans like -- (that's garlic, chilli pieces, olive oil and butter) -- but i've been trying to improve on that.
in this variation, i marinated the shrimp in a puree of shrimp (2 to a cup of dry vermouth) boiled down with anchovies (4 small ones to the cup). after letting it sit in the marinade, i added the chilli, butter and for the olive oil, i used what was in the anchovy can.

it was good, but i am not sure its right. (:


CaptainM said...

Sounds yum :) but dont u think sometimes, its better to have the prawns just plain, so u can taste the prawns.

Pradeep Jeganathan said...

quite so.
what i'm trying to do is intensify the prawn flavor. i think a worthwhile marinade/sauce/glaze should do that. but may be i'm on the wrong track :)

thank you for visiting, Captain!

Anonymous said...

well i find that boiling prawns with a little salt also enhances the prawn flavour..

Pradeep Jeganathan said...

how long do you boil it for? do you grill it after that?

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