Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Photo by Romulo Yanes


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

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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