They have a strong fishy taste,and are used whole, chopped or ground as an addition to soups, stuffings, stir-fries, noodle dishes, salads, in making stews, gravies, piquant sauces and gumbos..
For recipes that aren't very liquidy, you should soak in hot water for 15 minutes before using.
This water in which they're soaked is sometimes added to the dish for flavor.
They can be used as a flavoring agent in potato salad.
The taste of dried shrimp can be quite strong, so it is an individual preference whether to eat it, or put it aside. It’s ok if it is not eaten as the flavour of the shrimp will already be in the soup and the vegetables. http://www.recipesnoop.com/Board/viewto ... 0414#60414 http://www.recipesnoop.com/Board/viewto ... 0415#60415 http://www.recipesnoop.com/Board/viewto ... 0416#60416
My friend Dale says that he will open his freezer and grab a handful and eat as a snack.
One who, upon discovering that a rose smells much better than a cabbage, assumes it will also make a better soup ....