Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Grilled Shrimps With Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

700 g


1 pinch

2-3 sprigs


Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce

1 tablespoon

5 cloves

2 to 3

1 teaspoon

80 ml

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

125 ml

Fresh tiger shrimps (about 8 to 10), head trimmed,

sliced open and deveined

Salt and white pepper

Coriander leaves, to garnish





Garlic, minced

Bird's eye chilies, thinly sliced

Crushed coriander roots and stems

White vinegar


Shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar

Fish sauce

Tamarind juice

Chicken stock

Method :
  • To make the Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce, heat the oil in a wok or saucepan over medium heat and add the garlic, chilies and coriander roots.

  • Stir fry for about a minute until fragrant. Add the vinegar, sugar, fish sauce, tamarind juice and chicken stock.

  • Mix well and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. This makes about 375 ml of sauce.

  • Rub the salt and pepper onto the shrimps. Grill on a charcoal or pan grill over medium heat until pink on both sides, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

  • Pour the Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce over the grilled shrimps. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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