Thursday, February 3, 2011

shrimps - an asian adventure ....wrapped in rice kitchen! kitchen!

Shrimps Asian Adventure
 wrapped in rice thread noodles.
This will transport your palate to the wonderful
exotic Asia.

Delightfully spiced with garam masala,
cumin, fresh ginger, and garlic.
The sweet taste of the shrimps and the aroma of the spices
will stop you in your tracks with vision of rivers,
mountains, canopy of trees, white beaches, and a caressing balmy breeze.
Who needs to book a flight to the far east if you can
make this in your own home!
Simply have these........

1 to 2 cups of finely chopped shrimps - set aside in a bowl.
Season with 1 teaspoon of Amazing dry rub** (see previous posting)
1 tablespoon of finely minced ginger
4 cloves of finely minced garlic
1/4 cup of green onions
(use a food processor for the ginger, garlic, green onions to make a paste - like consistency. Add a little olive oil).
1 teaspoonful of garam masala
1 teaspoonful of cumin powder
1/4 cup of canola oil -sizzling hot in a pan

1 pkg. of rice thread noodles (thin noodles or vermicille noodles - use only 1 small portion of the pkg).
Soak the noodles in hot water until softened and transfer to a colander to drain.

Now let's have some fun......
Add the spices and the garlic ginger paste to the shrimps, and mix thoroughly.
Measure about a tablespoon of the shrimp mixture and form into an oval shaped like - patty and set aside.
On a flat surface.....take out several strands of the thin noodles and spread on the surface (you may use as many or as less strands - I will let you use your own judgment here). Starting from the top closest to you, roll the shrimps patty wrapping it wth strands of noodles. (there is no need to wrap it tightly or perfectly) as soon as it hits the hot oil -the noodles will give up and shrivel with fear and it will stick to the shrimps for dear life! Wait for one side to turn golden brown before turning it.  (behave yourself and do not turn the shrimps prematurely or they will come apart). Drain on a paper towel.
*If you have some leftover thread noodles- gather and scare them again by dropping the strands in the sizzling hot oil to fry until golden -use this to garnish and good to eat too!*
Add some lemon wedges and let your palate enjoy a delightful  "asian adventure"!

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