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How to make Shrimps Baked with Salt

Shrimps Baked with Salt

As you have noticed so far, shrimps are one of my favorite seafood. Believe it or not, the cooking technology we are going to use today originated from Mongolians, who used to store their food on salt and bake them as they were, because the salt keeps the moisture in. Shrimps are the perfect choice for this type of baking because their shell does not allow the salt to penetrate.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Albanian
Servings 4 people
Calories 900 kcal


  • 600 gr Shrimps
  • 1 kg Rock Salt
  • 25 ml Alcohol


Preparing the Shrimps

  • The only thing needed to prepare the shrimps is to wash them really really good. It is important not to take the skin or the head off, otherwise you are going to end up with hot pickled shrimps.

Preparing the Dish

  • To prepare the dish, we need a baking pan. In the baking pan, pour 1/4th of salt and start arranging the shrimps. After all the shrimps are perfectly arranged, add the other remaining salt to the baking pan.
  • Be careful not to rearrange the shrimps when adjusting the salt.  It is important for the salt to be rock salt. If rock salt is not available, use normal salt but mix it with eggs first. For every 200 gr of salt, use 1 egg.
  • Preheat the oven at 220C(430F). Cook the shrimps for approximately 18 minutes. For presentation purposes, you can put cooking alcohol on top of the shrimps, after they are baked. Light up the fire and get ready to take the most amazing food video you have ever taken.
Keyword Albanian Food, Seafood, Shrimp