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Sesame fried scampi

Sesame fried scampi

Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.

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Last modified on: November 11th 2012

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
32 min.1 min.33 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 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.
Stage 2
10 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #2 Then extract all the flesh from the scampi tails.
Stage 3
10 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #3 Prepare Herb salad.
Stage 4
2 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #4 Whip 1 egg with 2 tablespoons water, salt and pepper.
Stage 5
2 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #5 In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons sesame seeds and Herb salad with salt and pepper.
Stage 6
1 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #6 Put about half an inch depth of oil (max.) in a frying pan on medium heat.
Stage 7
1 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #7 With a fork, dip scampi in beaten egg.
Stage 8
1 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #8 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.
Stage 9
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #9 Put coated scampi on a plate until they are all dipped.
Stage 10
1 min.
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #10 Then fry 30 seconds on each side.
Stage 11
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #11 Leave to drain for a few seconds on absorbant paper to remove excess oil.
Stage 12
Sesame fried scampi : Photo of step #12 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1704265 gr28 gr59 gr
85 %102 %3 %9 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
10616 gr2 gr4 gr
5 %6 %<1 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
28444 gr4 gr9 gr
14 %17 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 22.07 €
Per person : 3.68 €

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