Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Shrimps in Garlic Sauce Recipe

(Tom Chien)

Ingredients : Serves 4

450 g (1 lb)

12 cloves

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

3 tablespoons


1 tablespoon

2 sprigs

Large shrimps, peeled and deveined

Garlic, peeled and chopped

Fish sauce



Red or green chilies, chopped

Oyster sauce

Fresh coriander (cilantro), coarsely chopped


Method :
  • Place the shrimps in a large mixing bowl and stir in 1 teaspoon chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon fish sauce and the salt. Set aside for 30 minutes.

  • Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan over high heat, add the shrimps and stir-fry until they turn pink, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove to a serving platter.

  • Stir the chilies, the remaining fish sauce and garlic, and the oyster sauce into the wok and cook over high heat for about 1 minute.

  • Pour over the shrimp, garnish with the fresh coriander, and serve.

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