Ingredient Name: Dried Shrimp

Traditional Chinese Name: (xiā mǐ)

What is this?
  • Shrimp that have been sun dried and shrunk as a method to preserve the shrimp
  • Many Asian cultures use dried shrimps in their dishes
  • The taste of dried shrimp is flavourful and different from that of fresh shrimp
  • You can find dried shrimp with both their shell still on or removed depending on the drying process

How do I prepare it?

  • Wash and soak dried shrimp in cool water for 30 minutes prior to use

Where can I buy this?

  • You can purchase dried shrimp in most Asian supermarkets
  • Dried shrimp is also available in Chinese speciality stores (pharmacies) and sold in bulk

What is the cost?

  • The cost of dried shrimp varies depending on the size and quality of the shrimp

Any benefits?

  • It is a great substitute to salting your soup

Any precautions?

  • Be sure to purchase dried shrimp from a reputable source

Additional Information?

  • Dried shrimp keep very well and can be stored for up to 12 months in a sealed container in the fridge