Sesame fried scampi

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.
    Take raw scampi, cut off the heads, and extract from the base of the tail the gut of the animal (otherwise this can give a bitter taste to your scampi).

    It's a delicate operation, but the small video on right will show you the details.
  2. 10 min.Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #2
    Then extract all the flesh from the scampi tails.
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    Prepare Herb salad.
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    Whip 1 egg with 2 tablespoons water, salt and pepper.
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    In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons sesame seeds and Herb salad with salt and pepper.
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    Put about half an inch depth of oil (max.) in a frying pan on medium heat.
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    With a fork, dip scampi in beaten egg.
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    With another fork, dip wet scampi in sesame mix to completely coat them.

    Note: if you use the same fork to dip in beaten egg and then in the coating, after a short time your fork will be completely stuck with egg and sesame.
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    Put coated scampi on a plate until they are all dipped.
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    Then fry 30 seconds on each side.
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    Leave to drain for a few seconds on absorbant paper to remove excess oil.
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    Then serve stright away, possibly with herb salad which will add a little delicious acidity.

Remarks:

Herb salad could be replaced by other sorts, but to keep to the spirit of the recipe, please use something fresh and slightly acid. A small simple salad with a lemon French dressing, or a salad of tomatoes and avocados diced small.

Source:

Home made

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