Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Seafood Sugar Cane Skewers Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

350 g

1 clove

2.5 ml

7.5 g

8 sticks

40 ml

 

Garnishing :

1

1

250 ml

1 sprig

Shrimp or crabmeat, minced

Garlic, crushed

Nuoc Cham (Fish Sauce)

Sugar

Sugar Cane (4 in/10 cm long)

Vegetable oil

  

 

Seeded finely sliced red chili pepper

Lime, sliced into 8 wedges

Sweet and sour sauce

Mint leaves

Black pepper to taste

Method :
  • Add pepper, garlic, Nuoc Cham, and sugar to seafood. Pound or blend until combined. Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerator for at least two hours, for flavors to mingle.

  • Oil hands, divide seafood paste into 8 portions and mold each smoothly around a sugar cane skewer.

  • Broil or barbecue over medium heat until golden and crisp or bake in a moderate (350oF/180oC oven) for 15 - 20 minutes.

  • Arrange on serving plates with lettuce, mint, coriander leaves, slices of chili and lime slices attractively arranged.

  • Serve with Sweet and Sour Sauce.

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