Drunken Shrimp in Cooking Light

Some of you may be familiar with this dish, but the rest of you are in for a real treat! This Chinese delicacy consists of large shrimp that have been immersed in alcohol, making them more than a little groggy and, undoubtedly, delicious. As you will see in the video below, they are still very much alive when it’s time to chow down!

Fun fact: traditional Chinese cuisine was strongly influenced by the research of Josef Mengele!

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  1. #1 PatNewMex
    December 9, 2007

    I have a great recipe for Drunken Chicken, but I assure you, the chicken is quite dead before it even goes into the oven. I consider myself quite the adventurous eater, but, I doubt I’d even stay at the table long enough to eat a morsel of this delicacy. I’d probably be running out of the restaurant in search of the nearest ocean to dump these poor guys into saying “Fly and be free”!

  2. #2 Phil
    December 18, 2007

    No…you throw them in a pot of boiling water and cook them. These morons didn’t wait for the cooking pot to come out. I had this dish in Hong Kong back in the 80s.

  3. #3 Phil
    December 18, 2007

    hmmm…or maybe not. I don’t know when this fad of not cooking your shrimp started, but considering the existence of Paragonimus Westermani and other fresh water parasites which live in shellfish, I would strongly recommend cooking crabs and shrimp. I just did a google search and you can too. There are plenty or recipes for drunken shrimp which I am familiar with, but they are always cooked.

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