Although shrimp is high in cholesterol, this delicacy is still often seen in front of the TV or as a beer snack. However, in addition to cholesterol, in shrimp, as in all seafood, there are many useful substances and trace elements, including iodine, calcium, zinc and potassium. Now we will figure out how to cook shrimp in the microwave.
- Frozen shrimp - 1 kg;
- Soy sauce - 2 tbsp. l.;
- Salt - 1 tbsp. l.;
- Lemon juice - to taste.
When buying shrimp, you should pay attention to the fact that they do not have stripes and dots of black and yellow, which indicate the solid age of these arthropods.
To defrost the shrimp, for this, at the beginning, you need to put the package with shrimp on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. Then, without removing from the container, put the shrimp in a bowl of warm (not hot!) Water, rinse gently and drain. (All this so that they do not turn into porridge!).
Put the shrimp on a dish for the microwave, pour a mixture of water and soy sauce in a 1: 1 ratio. Stir, lightly salt and send to the oven for three minutes, turning it on at full power.
Take out, mix and salt again. Put in the oven for another three minutes.
Remove from microwave, drain remaining liquid and drizzle with lemon juice.
You can serve shrimp on the table with garlic or rose sauce.
Garlic sauce can be prepared as follows: mix 100 grams of mayonnaise with two cloves of garlic, crushed into porridge.
Pink sauce: mix 100 grams of mayonnaise with one teaspoon of chili ketchup.
The only serious drawback of this dish is that it is always in short supply. From a kilogram of frozen shrimp, defrosted is half as much. Therefore, in order to have enough to watch your favorite movie, we cook several times and then enjoy shrimp with beer at the screen.
Enjoy your meal!
Shrimp is everyone's favorite, tasty and healthy seafood. Their most important advantage is ease of preparation.
Shrimps are warm-water (tiger and king prawns) and cold-water (Atlantic). It is believed that cold water is more useful than warm water, but cold water is smaller in size.
Properly cooked shrimp simply melt in your mouth, and overcooked meat chews like rubber. Therefore, it is important not to overcook the shrimp. It is recommended to cook tiger and king prawns for 2.5 - 3 minutes, Atlantic - about 2 minutes.
How to cook frozen shrimp? Pour the shrimp into a colander. Rinse off ice and debris with running water.Pour 2.5 times more water than the shrimp into a saucepan.Dip the shrimp in boiling salted water, add the juice of half a lemon. Freshly frozen shrimp cook for 5-7 minutes, boiled-frozen - 3 minutes.
How to cook shrimp in the microwave? Place a pound of frozen shrimp in a microwave-safe bowl. Pour the shrimp with water, salt and add the bay leaf. Put in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. at maximum power. Then drain the water.
Or you can pre-thaw the shrimp and just heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
How to fry shrimp? Pour olive oil into a preheated pan, add 3-4 chopped garlic cloves, fry. Add half a kilo of shrimp and fry: small - about 4 minutes, large and not boiled - about 7 minutes.
How to cook shrimp for beer? Buy 1 kg of boiled-frozen shrimp. Fill a 5 liter pot 2/3 full with water. Add 15 pcs. carnations, 4 pcs. bay leaf, 10 pcs. black peppercorns, coarsely chopped half a lemon, a head of garlic cut in half, 6 tbsp. spoons of tomato paste and salt to taste. After boiling, add shrimp, cook for 10 minutes. Then put the shrimp in a colander. Putting them in a bowl, you can season with olive oil and lemon juice.
Shrimps are served garnished with herbs or lemon wedges. You can also dip them in sauces, such as soy.
Many cooking methods, and most importantly, the simplicity and speed of cooking makes shrimp one of the most beloved and sought-after seafood.
shrimp people began to appear more and more often on the festive tables of Russians. They are cooked in the microwave, in the oven. A few years ago, they were prepared only in restaurants for selected people, considering such dishes as delicacies. It was impossible to see crustaceans on store shelves. Now it's easy to buy them. But, few people know how to cook them properly - boil, fry, bake or salt ...
Many methods have already been invented and tested. You just need to follow some cooking rules. Shrimps, in fact, are not a whim of rich officials. This one for real valuable product. Especially for food lovers. Only 97 calories per 100 g of crustaceans. They contain a lot of protein, little fat. At the same time, you can perfectly satisfy your hunger without worrying about the figure. Boiled shrimp have even fewer calories, only 95.
Nutritionists do not advise frying them. Since this increases the content of bad cholesterol and calories in them up to 242. You can gain excess weight from fried crayfish.
Baked, too, should not be carried away by those who protect the figure. They have up to 175 calories per 100 g.
Useful qualities of shrimp
All seafood is high in protein. Therefore, they contain the amino acids necessary for the body. A lot of iodine, vitamins D, E, K, A. Also, they are rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, fluorine, zinc, tocopherol. Contain acids - folic, ascorbic.
They have more iodine than beef. Therefore, if you regularly eat seafood dishes, you can strengthen the thyroid gland, the immune system. Improve kidney function, bone and muscle tissue composition.
In addition to positive qualities, shrimp also have negative sides. They have a share of arsenic. Marine life has the ability to accumulate poison in their body. But, only those that are caught in the sea. Therefore, one must carefully look at the packaging and read about the method and place of their catch.
What are shrimp
In stores, most often, you can see frozen crustaceans. They have different names: "Tiger", "Royal", "Atlantic", "Green". Frozen crayfish have a shiny shell, a slightly twisted tail, and a uniform color. Royal belong to the warm water species. They are larger than cold water (Atlantic).
Looking at the tail, you can determine the time spent in heat before freezing. The more bent the tail, the earlier the product was frozen after the catch.
Incorrect storage is indicated by the presence of snow or ice in the bag. Also, spots of pale color on the shell. But at the sight of a green head, you should not be afraid. This is the normal state of the product.
Shrimp Cooking Methods
Many housewives are accustomed to cooking in the microwave. It is convenient, fast, and allows you to save the maximum benefit of products. By cooking in this way, their natural taste is preserved. Seafood has a delicate texture, so they need to be cooked with care. Otherwise, you will get disappointed and not the desired look of the finished dish.
It is necessary to observe the exact cooking time so that the crayfish do not become tough. Cooking shrimp in the microwave is not difficult. There are several ways. And everyone has their own recipe. Many people not only boil, but also bake, fry, using the “grill” function. Here are the easiest ways:
- Immediately after purchase, the product is defrosted. If you haven't had time to do it naturally, you can defrost it by placing the bag in the microwave. Turn on the defrost mode and wait. After that, start cooking. You can immediately open the package, take out the contents, rub with spices and cook frozen shrimp in the microwave. This will cut down on the time you spend defrosting. They melt in about 3-4 minutes. For consumers who do not have time to cook, seafood is sold ready-made. They only need to be defrosted for 3-4 minutes.
- You can cook shrimp in the microwave using the following method. Empty the contents of the package into a bowl. It is better to take a deep plate or pan suitable for the microwave. Since water can rise and boil away. Cover with a lid and turn on the desired cooking mode at full power. After turning off the oven, stir and leave for another 1-2 minutes. You can understand that the dish is ready by its appearance - the crustaceans will turn pink and will not be transparent. Thus, you can cook shrimp in the microwave according to different recipes. Add your favorite vegetables and spices.
- Many cook seafood on the grill in the microwave. Who loves a crispy, golden crust. There is a simple recipe: mix a little butter with lemon juice. Add a clove of garlic to the mixture (squeeze it). Salt everything and mix. Coat the frozen product with this mixture. If you have time, wait 30 minutes until the shrimp are soaked in the sauce. But you can bake right away. Arrange on a wire rack and turn on the "grill" mode at maximum power, for 7-12 minutes. After this time, open the oven and believe whether the desired crust has appeared. If not, turn on the power for another 3-4 minutes. You can use different marinades in this recipe. With the addition of white onions, herbs, vegetables - as you like.
- It has become fashionable to eat seafood with beer. Stores sell ready-to-eat meals. You just need to warm up. Some prepare their own dishes for beer. Everyone has different ways. Here is one of the simple recipes: the product is defrosted and poured with beer. Approximately, for half a kilogram of shrimp, 2-3 glasses of drink. To taste, salt, pepper, add other spices (lavrushka, dill, parsley). Cover with a lid and put in the oven. You can wait until the dish is marinated and saturated with the mixture. Turn on the appropriate mode at full power for 7-8 minutes.
After cooking, the liquid is drained, but not all. Leave a little at the bottom of the plate. Stir and set for another five minutes, on the same cooking mode.
Preparation of moonshine and alcohol for personal use
After the demise of the USSR, the new government stopped the fight against moonshine. Criminal liability and fines were abolished, and an article prohibiting the production of alcohol-containing products at home was removed from the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. To this day, there is not a single law that prohibits you and me from engaging in our favorite hobby - making alcohol at home. This is evidenced by the Federal Law of July 8, 1999 No. 143-FZ "On the administrative responsibility of legal entities (organizations) and individual entrepreneurs for offenses in the field of production and circulation of ethyl alcohol, alcoholic and alcohol-containing products" (Collection of Legislation Russian Federation, 1999, N 28, art. 3476).
Excerpt from the Federal Law of the Russian Federation:
"The effect of this Federal Law does not apply to the activities of citizens (individuals) who do not produce products containing ethyl alcohol for the purpose of marketing."
Moonshine in other countries:
In Kazakhstan in accordance with the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan On Administrative Offenses dated January 30, 2001 N 155, the following liability is provided. Thus, according to article 335 “Manufacture and sale of home-made alcoholic beverages”, illegal production for the purpose of selling moonshine, chacha, mulberry vodka, mash and other alcoholic beverages, as well as the sale of these alcoholic beverages, entails a fine in the amount of thirty monthly calculation indices with confiscation of alcoholic beverages , apparatus, raw materials and equipment for their manufacture, as well as money and other valuables received from their sale. However, the law does not prohibit the preparation of alcohol for personal purposes.
In Ukraine and Belarus things are different. Articles No. 176 and No. 177 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Ukraine provide for the imposition of fines in the amount of three to ten tax-free minimum wages for the manufacture and storage of moonshine without the purpose of sale, for the storage without the purpose of sale of apparatus * for its production.
Article 12.43 repeats this information practically word for word. “Production or purchase of strong alcoholic beverages (moonshine), semi-finished products for their production (mash), storage of devices for their production” in the Code of the Republic of Belarus on Administrative Offenses. Paragraph No. 1 states: “Manufacturing by individuals of strong alcoholic beverages (moonshine), semi-finished products for their manufacture (mash), as well as storage of devices * used for their manufacture - entails a warning or a fine of up to five basic units with confiscation of the indicated drinks, semi-finished products and devices.
*Purchase moonshine stills for home use it is still possible, since their second purpose is the distillation of water and the production of components for natural cosmetics and perfumes.
Delicate seafood should be cooked with care, because you miss a little, and their meat becomes rubbery, tasteless, and most importantly, it loses all useful substances. But cooking in a microwave oven helps to preserve the natural taste and nutritional value. Let's cook the shrimp in the microwave for a start, and then you can "get close" to other seafood. And also very tasty.
How to cook frozen shrimp in the microwave
Microwave shrimp can be cooked in a wide variety of ways, from defrosting (albeit not quite cooking) to roasting with garlic sauce. Do you prefer how to cook shrimp in the microwave: boil, grill or just reheat? Or do you not prepare them at the MVP at all? Let's start simple.
- Let's unfreeze
Half a kilo of shrimp on the "defrost" will melt for 4-5 minutes. It is better to decompose them in one layer or mix periodically during the defrosting process. Let stand for two minutes and you can eat if you have already thawed shrimp.
- We weld
Pour half a kilogram of shrimp into a dish, cover with a lid with a hole and cook for 1.5-2 minutes at full power. Stir and cook for another 1-1.5 minutes. If the shrimp turn pink and become opaque, then they are ready. Let stand 2-3 minutes and take out.
- In beer to beer
Defrost shrimp in a glass bowl. Fill with beer, add a little lime juice, salt and pepper to taste, put bay leaf, dill sprig and allspice. Cover with a lid with a hole and cook for 5-7 minutes at full power. Drain almost all the liquid, mix and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
- Grilled shrimp in the microwave
Take 300 grams of large peeled shrimp, 1 or half a clove of garlic, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of butter and lemon juice, salt.
Rinse the shrimp under running water and pat dry with paper towels. Melt the butter (1-2 minutes at maximum power), pour in the lemon juice, squeeze the garlic through a press, salt to taste, mix. Thoroughly coat each shrimp with this mixture. Arrange on a high rack and bake at maximum on the Grill mode for 8-10 minutes. Serve hot, drizzled with lemon. Rice goes well with them.
Now you know how to cook shrimp in the microwave, you can come up with your own recipes or just cook for salads, snacks and beer gatherings.