While much of the festivities are celebrated with friends, the eve of the Lunar New Year always involves a dinner at home with family. We enjoy a range of dishes — everything from goat to shrimp — that come from both the land and the sea. Every holiday, my mother makes this dish, which only takes a few minutes to prepare. Served with their shells still on, the shrimp are coated in a quick fragrant sauce.
My overachieving mother can peel an entire shrimp in her mouth, but if you aren't quite so adept, you can peel the shrimp in a few simple steps. To enjoy this dish, keep reading.