Crunchy Salt Shrimp with Ginger Sauce

Crunchy Salt Shrimp with Ginger Sauce
Photo by James Carrier

Ingredients

  • About 1 ½ cups salad oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or other coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 pound (21 to 25 per lb.) shrimp in shells
  • ¼ cup slivered fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sake or dry sherry
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

1. Devein shrimp in shells by pushing a toothpick perpendicular to each shrimp through a joint on the back shell and about 1/8 inch under the vein; pull up to lift out dark vein. If it breaks, repeat at another shell joint. If using shelled shrimp, slit shrimp backs and pull out vein. Rinse shrim...

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