I love shrimps and I used to cook quite a lot of meals with shrimps when we lived in the south of France. When we were buying them fresh, my daughter was intrigued each time (she was still a baby at that time). I guess she was wondering if they were to eat or to play with... I must admit that it has been a while since I have not cooked shrimps at home, so the time has come to change this! I bought shrimps and decided to prepare a nice snack so my daughter could try them. These are very easy to make and really delicious, my daughter loved it! They are disappearing really quickly, so make sure you have made enough :)
2 tablespoons of creamy cheese (e.g. Boursin)
1 tablespoon of sour cream
around 30 cooked shrimps
1 clove of garlic
Did you know that shrimps have two pairs of whiskers (antennae)? One of these pairs is very long, and can be twice the length of the shrimp, while the other pair is quite short. The antennae have sensors on them which allow the shrimp to feel where they touch, and also allow them to "smell" or "taste" things by sampling the chemicals in the water.
Step1 Separate the egg white from the yolk. Whisk the egg white until it stands up in well-defined peaks. Mix the egg yolk and then add it gently to the white and mix with a spoon.
Step2 Use a spoon to place the mixture from Step1 onto the non-stick baking paper, shaping ovals. Bake in the pre-heated oven on 180C/360F for around 10min, until golden. The ovals need to be hard enough to cut them, should not be wet inside.
Step3 In the meantime, coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil and add smashed garlic.Put shrimps into the hot pan and stir them with a spoon frequently so that both sides of the shrimp get cooked. Cook them over high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Step4 Cut each oval from Step2 lengthwise and spread it with cheese inside. Place shrimps around each oval to make turtles legs and head. Cut shrimps if needed to adjust the length. Enjoy!
Shrimp turtles snack
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