Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Simmered River Shrimps Recipe

(Tom Cang Rim)

Ingredients : Serves 4

500 g

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon


125 ml

Freshwater shrimps


Black peppercorns

Cooking oil


Garlic, finely chopped

Fish sauce

Onion, peeled and cut into wedges


Method :
  • Marinade shrimps with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper for 15 minutes.

  • Heat oil and add sugar and garlic.

  • Cook until garlic turns golden brown and sugar caramelizes.

  • Add shrimps and mix well. Reduce heat and simmer, flipping shrimps over frequently.

  • Add fish sauce, onion, remaining pepper and water.

  • Cook uncovered for 10 minutes until shrimps are completely cooked.

  • Remove shrimps but leave sauce to cook further.

  • Allow it to reduce until slightly sticky.

  • Pour over shrimps.

If freshwater shrimps are not available, use tiger shrimps or any other type of shrimps.

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