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Why are these drunken shrimp cooked with the head on? Well in part so you can see their eyes get all wobbly from slurping up the sake that's used, along with honey, to give these shrimps some flavor. But it's also in keeping with the way shrimp is served in most of the world and it helps preserve the succulence of the shrimp during the cooking process.

A Drunken Shrimp recipe? Yes, shrimp can be delicious grilled, sautéed, steamed, and in any number of preparations. But this is one of our favorites here at Food Republic HQ because it fits into our 7/20 roster, and because it’s so damned tasty.

Why are these drunken shrimp cooked with the head on? Well in part so you can see their eyes get all wobbly from slurping up the sake that’s used, along with honey, to give these shrimps some flavor.

But it’s also in keeping with the way shrimp is served in most of the world; our global neighbors like to slurp the juices from the head, which becomes an experience in itself with this recipe, but it also helps preserve the succulence of the shrimp during the cooking process.

The 7/20: If you have these items in your arsenal, recipes categorized by 7/20 can be made with 7 or fewer additional ingredients in only 20 minutes of active cooking time.