January 13, 2015 – en.Kung-Food

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Whenever I hear of someone planning a trip to Venice, I always recommend a side trip over to the island of Burano, where my mom was born. This unique island can be easily reached by water taxi or water bus and is famous for its lacework and brightly colored buildings. On a recent trip I ordered a plate of fried shrimp for lunch, which might sound pretty ordinary, but which was anything but. The shrimp I had were sweet and tender, and encased in a light crispy batter and fried just until golden brown. Being a food fanatic, I had to see if I could replicate this dish at home. I did some research on seafood batter, and ended up choosing one I thought most resembled the batter used at the restaurant. Because fried shrimp is a pretty basic dish, I decided to sprinkle my completed plate with a gremolata type of blend that included fresh parsley, sea salt, a chili pepper, and some lemon zest. This really enhance the flavor of the shrimps and you really do not need anything else although some lemon wedges can be included on the plate when serving. So, here’s my fried shrimp with spicy gremolata recipe.
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