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shrimp braised in tamarind sauce

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Sweet and sour tasting shrimp

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For shrimp braised in tamarind sauce

  • 1/4 c
    tamarind paste
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1
    inch piece of ginger grated
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 16
    shrimp peeled and deveined
  • scallions for garnish

How To Make shrimp braised in tamarind sauce

  • 1
    Place the Tamarind paste in a bowl and add the warm water and let sit for 30 minutes. Transfer the mud like mixture to a fine mesh strainer pushing with a spoon and scraping the out side of the strainer into a bowl. You want to have about 1/4 cup of Tamarind juice Set aside.
  • 2
    Add a little bit of oil to a wok. Add the ginger and garlic and saute 1 minute. Add the Tamarind juice and cook 30 seconds. Add the water, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce bring to a boil then cook for 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the shrimp and cook 3 minutes until pink. Remove from heat and serve garnished with scallions.

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