Shrimp are considered crustaceans because of their limbs. There are several varieties available and as you become familiar to the different types, you'll be able to choose the best fresh shrimp for your dish. As with all seafood, it's important that you select the freshest available and with shrimp, and you must understand the sizing of them. Clean and de-vein them properly for the best presentation and taste.
Until recently, Stephanie was the chef/owner of Scylla in Chicago. She is now enjoying traveling, both domestically and abroad, while planning her next exciting venture. Stephanie's biggest lure in cooking is seafood because the same fish can be cooked so many different ways - grilled, poached, cured, pan roasted - and this brings out different attributes, flavors and textures. Stephanie says in her cooking, contrasting and complementary elements are essential, but balance is non-negotiable. She has always been very driven and a bit of a risk-taker. "Once I set my mind to something, I follow through. It always has to be 110%."