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    Shrimp Mousse on Sugar Cane (vietnamese Chao Tom)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    25 mins

    10 mins

    Nolita_Food's Note:

    A traditional Hue dish, often present in big banquet such as weddings, holiday. Many said it was exclusively an imperial dish in the 18-19 century. Cook time doesn't count marinate time.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 10 ounces shrimp, shell removed
    • 1 -2 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 pinch pepper
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 8 pieces sugar cane, 4 inches long
    • 1 red chile, seeded and sliced
    • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
    • 1/2 cup cilantro

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Marinate shrimp in fish sauce for at least 20 minutes. Wash shrimp, then pound into paste with salt, sugar and pepper (or grind in food processor).
    2. 2
      Form shrimp paste around sugar cane pieces, squeeze with oil until paste is tightly attached.
    3. 3
      Grill over medium charcoal heat until crisp and slightly browned.
    4. 4
      Garnish with cilantro, serve with chili and sweet and sour sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 30, 2009

      55

      I'm giving you 5 stars for being the only person who posted this recipe so far. I haven't tried it yet, but I do love this dish. When I was pregnant or nursing, we would go to an oriental restaurant for Christmas and I always got this dish. Thanks for posting it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Shrimp Mousse on Sugar Cane (vietnamese Chao Tom)

    Serving Size: 1 (153 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 230.1
     
    Calories from Fat 87
    38%
    Total Fat 9.7 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 113.0 mg
    37%
    Sodium 983.0 mg
    40%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.3 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 15.5 g
    62%
    Protein 15.9 g
    31%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sugar cane

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