Caramelized Lemongrass Shrimp
 
 
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Cuisine: Vietnamese
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. head on medium shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 stalks fresh lemongrass, peeled & minced
  • 2 shallots, sliced thinly
  • 2 tsps. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. roasted red chili paste
  • 2 Thai chilis, sliced open & seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons ginger, peeled & julienned
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • pinch of black pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel & devein shrimp, reserve heads.
  2. Remove outer layer from lemongrass stalks, cut off bottom stem end and mince finely the bottom 4 or 5 inches.
  3. Caramelize sugar by putting it into the pan over medium heat and swirling it a bit till it's caramel colored, then add the oil.
  4. Add shallot, garlic, & shrimp heads and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  5. Stir in lemongrass, chilis, chili paste & ginger and cook for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add fish sauce & black pepper & cook for 3 to 5 minutes, covered.
  7. Add the shrimp, stir well, cover and cut the heat off. The shrimp should be fully done about 5 minutes later.
Recipe by The FrangloSaxon Cooks at https://franglosaxon.com/caramelized-lemongrass-shrimp/