Caramelized Garlic Shrimp (Tom Rim Man)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by MarraMamba

I found this on the terrific site Seasalt with food, adapted from the book Pleasures Of The Vietnamese Table by Mai Pham

Top Review by duonyte

High marks for ease and quickness. My shrimp was also done before the skillet was dry, so I would reduce the water next time. I am a bit unsure about the sugar - it is just unexpected. I think I might like to add some spice or lime to balance out the sweetness. Thanks for posting such an interesting recipe. Made for the Chinese/Vietnamese New Year Tag Game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over moderate heat. Add the shrimp and sugar and stir for 1 minute. Add the garlic and shallot, stir 1 minute, and add the water, fish sauce and salt.
  2. Reduce the heat and cook until the shrimp are done and the pan is almost dry, about 1 minute or so. Transfer to a plate, garnish with the cilantro and serve immediately.

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