Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Shrimps with Lemon Grass Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

350-400 g

2

2-3

2-3

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

2-3 tablespoons

2-3 sprigs

2 cloves

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon

3 tablespoons

Raw peeled shrimps, cut in half lengthways if large

Shallots, sliced

Small fresh chilies, seeded and chopped

Tomatoes, cut into wedges

Fish sauce

Oyster sauce

Chicken stock or water

Coriander leaves, for garnishing

Garlic, chopped

Chopped coriander

Chopped lemon grass

Black or white peppercorns

Vegetable oil

Method :
  • Using a pestle and mortar, pound garlic, coriander, lemon grass and peppercorns to a paste.

  • Heat oil in a wok, or frying pan and stir fry spicy paste for 15-20 minutes until fragrant.

  • Add shrimps, shallots or onion, chilies and tomatoes.

  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes

  • Add fish sauce, oyster sauce and stock or water.
    Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • Serve garnished with coriander sprigs.

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