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
very large shrimp (about pounds), cooked in their shells
ounces cream cheese
tablespoons wasabi powder *
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.
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.
Serve with additional wasabi paste.
in Asian markets and some specialty-food stores.