Especially shrimp roses. :)
This was my new years eve snack. I didn't do anything for new years eve, stayed home and nursed a cold, but I wanted to treat myself to something special...so this was it.
I made a batch of sticky rice in my new steamer (which was a gift from friends during deer season)
After the rice steams I flip the basket a bit to form the rice into a ball..
then the rice stores in a bamboo basket called a tip khao.
I love the sticky rice and have been thinking of new ways to serve it. I decided to try shrimp roses.
I peeled and deveined some fairly large shrimp...
butterflied each shrimp and cut them in half...
Used 2 halves to form each rose, then used pics to hold them.
I gave the roses a quick poach in a bath of water seasoned with salt and Chinese five spice powder..
You could season the poaching water with anything.
Then I formed the sticky rice into little discs, set a shrimp rose on each and served with wasabi for dipping.
I curled up on the couch with my warm sox, a warm blanket, the shrimp roses and enjoyed my quiet new years eve. Even though I didn't feel so well health wise, the roses brightened my night. lol