Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

this quick easy meal can be ready in under 30 minutes, courtesy of mark bittman

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince ginger, garlic, shallots and chilies in food processor.
  2. Put oil in wok or large skillet and turn heat to medium-high; a minute later, add minced spices and cook, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, lime juice, nam pla, soy sauce, sugar and 2 tablespoons water. Add shrimp and coat with sauce. Cook just until sauce is bubbling and shrimp turns pink, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve over rice or noodles.


Most Helpful

This should have more reviews because it's really tasty. I used 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and 1.5 lbs shrimp. It came out pretty spicy but I'm not complainin'. The sauce is delicious and full of flavor but before I added the shrimp I coated lightly with salt, pepper, and ground coriander for seasoning. I also added a touch more water to the sauce to stretch it out a bit and served over basmati rice. It was very good - thank you.

doleful September 15, 2007

Tasty & easy, with a light, fresh flavour! I used one tablespoon of light vegetable oil, an extra chilli and added a splash of soy sauce to the Thai rice I served it with. The more we ate, the more we enjoyed it. I think the addition of vegetables, or even just serving a vegetable dish on the side would enhance the flavour.

Soobeeoz November 22, 2005

Oh dear!!! It was really nice dish!!! I didn't have lime juice on hand so I used lemon juice instead, but still worked really well!!! and it was super easy and simple to make yet, so delisious!! Thanks for posting such a beautiful Recipe Chia!!!! :)

tomoko matsunaga October 11, 2005

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