What is Dried Shrimp?
Dried shrimp are used in East Asian cuisines for the umami flavor that they impart. The shrimp are used shell-on and shell-off and are dehydrated or sun dried, removing all of the moisture. This leaves an almost freeze dried texture. They are liked for their salty, marine and umami flavors. They are used in many dishes requiring plenty of liquid and can be found in sauces.