Stir-fried river shrimp with cucumber

In late spring and early summer, fresh aquatic products are abundant in the Yangtze River Delta region, such as river shrimp.


A pair of river shrimp. [Photo/WeChat account: shanghaifabu]

For Shanghai locals, this period marks the peak season for consuming river shrimp, as the females are laden with shrimp roe. These shrimp offer people a high-protein, low-fat delicacy with unparalleled flavor.

Traditional Shanghai cuisine features river shrimp in various ways, an example of this being stir-fried river shrimp with cucumber, which is a perennial favorite.


A serving of stir-fried river shrimp with cucumber. [Photo/WeChat account: jinshanxiaobao]

Salted river shrimp and fried river shrimp are also recommended dishes during this season. The optimal time to indulge in these delights is from May to June.


Sources: "shanghaifabu" "jinshanxiaobao" WeChat accounts