Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Photo by Romulo Yanes


  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 deep-fat thermometer
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 6 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp in their shells (25)

Cut each shrimp shell lengthwise along back with scissors, leaving last segment intact, then devein shrimp, leaving shell in place. Cut off feathery legs and sharp pointed section of shell above soft tail fins. Rinse shrimp and dry thoroughly. Heat oil in a wok or deep heavy pot over high heat un...

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