When we were preparing for our all-seafood dinner the other night, I was just about to panic to know that we ran out of 7up for my dish and I only had this lone can of Mountain Dew (which I honestly do not like drinking). So I decided, heck, why not try it?
Basically, we just got 1/2 kilo of suahe or shrimps from the farmer’s market (P170 per 1/2 kilo) for the two of us. Basically, I did not properly document this recipe (as in to the last teaspoon) and I just cooked it at the top of my head. But this is a close approximation on what I was doing that night…be creative and just add/subtract some stuff to your liking.
Suahe cooked in butter and mountain dew (yes, the soft drink!)
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp onions, chopped
2 tbsp garlic, chopped
1/2 kilo suahe, the fresher, the better (if you know that it wasn’t alive a couple of hours before you bought it,you may have to add a bit of honey to the sauce)
1/2 cup mountain dew
2 tsp honey
Salt and Pepper to taste
1) over high heat, in a big pan or wok, sautee the onion in butter, add the garlic. Add the soda. You may also add some ginger and a little more honey if you suspect that the shrimps weren’t alive a few hours before.
2) When the soda starts to sizzle, add the shrimps and cook until the shrimps all turn orange. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can add some chives just before you remove this from the fire for an added flavor.
This dish was a surprisingly good. I really don’t like Mountain Dew, but the flavor it imparted to the shrimps was pretty interesting, it was something I have not tasted anywhere else! It had this pleasant fruity finish and made the fat in the shrimp heads surprisingly sweeter.