• Servings 4
  • Prep 10 min
  • Cook 15 min
  • Cuisine
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Spicy Tamarind Glazed Shrimp


  • 1 lb extra large shrimp
  • 1 tbs canola oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 3 jalapeno chilies , thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 4 tbs palm sugar
  • 2 tbs tamarind paste
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Place oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.
  • Add the garlic and shallot and sweat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the  chilies and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the fish sauce, palm sugar, and tamarind paste and cook for 2 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved and all of the garlic and shallots are caramelized by the sauce.
  • Add the shrimp and mix thoroughly, making sure to coat the shrimp.
  • Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and the juice of  lime.
  • When ready to serve, top with chopped cilantro and crispy garlic.
  • Serve over rice.

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