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Traditional Vietnamese Recipe - Tôm Rang Muối (Salt And Pepper Shrimps)

Tôm Rang Muối (Salt And Pepper Shrimps)


300 g small shrimps trim off the tips of the head and tails

1 tsp salt

1tsp pepper

2 Stalks of Lemon grass – sliced finely length ways.

1/2 tsp chili flakes

1/2 tsp sugar

25g Minced Garlic

50g Finely Chopped spring onions

2 tbsp tapioca starch

3 prawn crackers


Toss 1 tsp salt in a dry pan until the color turns quite off-white. Then add 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp chili flakes and 1/2 tsp sugar and toss together till fragrant.

Insert the shrimps in a plastic bag and toss with 2 tbsp tapioca starch.

Deep fry the lemon grass until golden – remove and drain on paper towel to remove excess oil.

Deep-fry the shrimps for about just 30 secs. Then take them out.

Return the shrimps back to a small pan on low heat. Toss the shrimps with the garlic, chopped spring onion, fried lemon grass and the delicious salt and pepper mix for about 1 minute. Keep the heat on low.

Crush the prawn cracker really finely in a mortar and pestle.

Place the shrimps on a serving plate. Garnish with coriander and crushed prawn crackers. Serve with sweet chili sauce and mayonnaise. Eat with shell on to enjoy the crunch and flavor of the shrimp.