After spending the day with a large amount of serrano ham
, I really needed something soothing to put in my belly. There are a lot of things that I find soothing (rice flour rolls, hot toddy's, leftover roast beef, warm bread, all soups) but today it was a bowl of streamed broccoli topped with dried shrimp and sriracha with a simple garlic/ginger congee.
These dried shrimp are far more delicate than the last ones I used in congee
, much smaller as well - almost translucent. Far less toothy and fishy. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I love the little black eyes staring out from their pinkish translucent bodies.
Use 1/4 cup of rice and 1 cup of water, with 1 clove or diced garlic and 1 knob of mashed ginger to make a very simple, easy on the stomach congee. Just bring everything to a simmer, cook until the rice is soft, and season with soy sauce and/or fish sauce . Then simply steam the broccoli and top with dried shrimp and a drizzle of sriracha. A few shakes of sesame seeds are nice as well.
If anyone has a suggestion of what else to do with dried shrimp I'd love to hear them.