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.
- 2⁄3 lb raw medium shrimp, unpeeled but cleaned
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 5 sprigs cilantro, cut into 2 inch lengths
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- 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.