Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shrimp Head Powder

I've been meaning to make shrimp head powder since learning how to make it from Graffit chef Jesus Nunez. He used it along side a shrimp carpaccio, but I planned to use it as an garnish for shrimp risotto.


The flavor of shrimp head powder is pure shrimp essence. It really tastes like the dry powder version of sucking the juices out of a freshly cooked shrimp head.


Here's a bad cellphone picture version of his powder with the carpaccio.


Ingredients
- 6 Blue Shrimp Heads


Directions
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. Place shrimp heads on a baking tray.
3. Bake shrimp heads for 45 minutes to an hour or until the heads are dry and crispy.
4. Remove from the oven and let the shrimp heads cool.
5. In a coffee mill / spice grinder, grind the heads into a powder.

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