Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp

Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp
Photo by Dan Goldberg


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon each black, green, red, and white peppercorns
  • 2 pounds shrimp, shells on

1. Put peppercorns in a mortar and crush roughly with a pestle. Or put peppercorns in a large resealable plastic bag, spread out on a hard, flat surface, and crush with the bottom of a heavy frying pan or rolling pin. 2. Put shrimp, half of the crushed peppercorns, and 1 tsp. salt in a large bowl...

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Variations on Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp

  • Salt and Pepper Shrimp
    • 1 pound large shrimp in their shells (25)
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
    • 6 cups vegetable oil
    • +1 other ingredients
  • Salt and Pepper Shrimp
    • 10 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (not fine)
    • 2 large egg whites
    • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt, such as Maldon, or to taste
    • +6 other ingredients

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