Monday, 10 February 2014


Sautéed shrimp or prawn in spicy garlic sauce, usually served as a finger foods or side dish in bars and restaurants. The garlic shrimp is usually cooked in Puréed chunk tomato, garlic and chilli, garnished with parsley or cilantro and dried chilli.

Ingredients :

  • 1 Pound shrimp 
  • 4 Chile
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Dried chilli (optional)
    • 2 Cup tomato chunks
    • 2 Tablespoons sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
    • 2 Green chilli
    • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 Head garlic 
    • Salt to taste

    Directions :
    Garlic Sauce:
    • Pour the canned tomato chunks in a blender and blend to Purée.
    • Heat oil in a medium size pot over medium heat .
    • Add garlic and chilli, slowly sauté until they start to turn light brown.
    • Add the sugar and stir until it melts, then pour vinegar and tomato paste.
    • Cook for a few minutes, pour in the tomato Purée.
    • Season with salt and simmer for another 2 minutes.
    • Remove from heat and set aside.
    Sautéed Shrimp:
    • Clean,  peel and remove the head of the shrimp, leave the tail.
    • In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat.
    • Add the garlic and cook until it begins to fry.
    • Add the chilli and cook for 1 minute.
    • Turn the heat up to high and add the shrimp.
    • When the shrimp starts to change color, strain and add the garlic sauce.
    • Add lemon juice and cooked until sauce thicken.
    • Place in a serving or sizzling plate, garnish with dried chilli and fresh cilantro.
    Cooking Tips :
    1. In sautéing the shrimp, remove the seed of the slice chilli for mild spice.
    2. Any kind of tomato in can be use for the sauce, mashed in a metal strainer with spoon to Purée.
    3. For garnish, fresh cilantro or parsley and dried chilli.
    Watch  cooking video :

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