You may buy shrimp already cooked from your fish store. To prepare your own,
bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add uncooked shrimp. Lower heat
to medium and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until shrimp are pink. Place on colander
under cold running water for 1 minute. Remove shells, leaving tails intact.
- 32 very large shrimp (about pounds), cooked in their shells
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons wasabi powder
Place cream cheese in food processor. In small bowl, mix wasabi with 1 1/2 to 2
tablespoons cold water to form a thick paste. Add to food processor. Add 1/4 teaspoon
salt (or more to taste). Process until smooth.
Split shrimp down the back, cutting almost all the way through. Using a small
spoon or pastry bag, stuff each with 1 1/2 teaspoons cream cheese. Press sides gently together.
Optional: Serve with additional wasabi paste.
*Available in Asian markets and some specialty-food stores.