The art to “Much ado about nothing”

When Shakespeare talk of “Much ado about nothing” — the title of his play and also (much later) two movies, 1993 and 2012 — nothing refers to gossip and rumors. In the play, nothing not only made Claudio reject Hero on the day of their wedding day, it also forced Benedick and Beatrice to confess their love for each other.

(image credit: Wired/Joss Whedon)

Today, nothing refers to, well, nothing, and the idiom has come to equate “all that fuss over nothing.” Somehow, I’ve managed to take counter-productivity to a new level in my attempt to move to my new apartment with as few boxes as possible.

I was cleaning my fridge and I found an almost emptied bottle of mayonnaise. Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to make fried shrimp tempura. By using the the oil and egg found in mayonnaise, the simple recipe allows you to use a  no-frying method. Simply coat the shrimp in mayonnaise and panko bread crumbs, then bake the shrimps in the oven.

The resulting crust was satisfactory. But in exchange of finishing the mayonnaise, I got a bag of panko bread crumbs. Alas, much ado about nothing.

Panko bread crumbs (season with salt and pepper)

1. Dip the peeled shrimp in mayo
2. Coat the shrimp with bread crumbs
3. Bake in 350F oven for 20 minutes, or till turn golden brown


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