Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly combine the lime juice, sugar, fish sauce or oyster sauce and sambal or chili paste in a jar or small bowl sauce (increase the amount of sambal if you’re a heat freak).
  2. (Sambal is available in the condiment section of most Asian markets and in the specialty or gourmet section of some large supermarkets).
  3. Pour this sauce into a 10-inch non-stick pan.
  4. Turn the heat to medium high and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the shrimp and reduce heat to medium low.
  6. Cook until the shrimp is tender and the sauce thickens slightly, about 3 to 4 minutes (depending on size of shrimp) – if you like a thicker sauce, temporarily remove the cooked shrimp with a slotted spoon while the sauce continues to thicken, this will prevent the shrimp from becoming overcooked and rubbery.
  7. Add cilantro to the sauce.
  8. Taste and adjust the seasonings, pour over cooked rice or noodles.
Most Helpful

This was full of flavor, but it was too sweet for my taste. It went together in a snap once I located sambal oelek chili paste at Wegman's. Made for Top Favorites of 2008 Tag, based on recommendation by TeresaS.

KateL March 22, 2009

Yummy, yummy. This is a 5+ star recipe. It's packed full of flavor. DH and I like things spicy so I used 1/2 tsp of the chili paste. Next time I will use even more. Quick and easy dish to prepare. I served it over soba noodles with steamed broccoli for my side dish. This is a make again recipe.

teresas February 05, 2008

I'm so glad Miller had the chance to post this. It was terrific. Served over angelhair pasta with some veggies, it made a marvelous meal.

Tebo April 03, 2006