Thursday, October 09, 2008

Making Dried Shrimp 蝦干

The fishing population in Aberdeen has been shrinking for many years. There are fewer and fewer fishing boats making their homes there, and there are fewer and fewer people making their lives in fishing. But they are still there.

One can still find women peeling shrimp to dry them, presumably to make 蝦干. In the background, salted fish are being dried.

蝦干 are peeled and then sun dried, remaining straight. They taste very good when steamed, with a bit of soy source.

They are not the same as 蝦米, which are cooked (which makes them curl up) with the shells on, and then the shells removed.

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