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Traditional Vietnamese Recipe - Tôm rim thịt (Caramelized Shrimps And Pork)





300 g pork belly thinly sliced

800 g shrimp heads removed shell on.

1 green onion white part minced, green part chopped

salt, pepper and chicken stock to taste

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp shallot or garlic, minced

3 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp oyster sauce or chili


Season the pork with salt, pepper, chicken stock, about 1/2 tsp each, and minced green onion stem. Season shrimps lightly with salt and pepper.

Heat vegetable oil in a large wok/pan and fry some minced shallot/garlic until fragrant. Then add the pork and stir-fry on medium-high until no longer pink.

Turn on high heat and add the shrimps. Stir well.

Add sugar and stir well for 2 minutes. Then add fish sauce and simmer on medium for about 15 minutes or until the sauce evaporates completely. Add oyster sauce/chili oil/ annatto oil for a more shiny look

Transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with chopped spring onion and freshly cracked pepper.