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Red Chili Shrimp

Red Chili Shrimp
  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 32m


500 g medium shrimp, shell and devein, leave tails on and drain well

10 large fresh red chilies, discard seeds and stalks

5 shallots, peeled

3 garlic cloves, peeled

1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon calamansi juice (cherry sized asian green limes)


1. Cut up chilies, shallots and garlic and pop in the blender. Process with minimal water till you get a not too smooth paste.

2. Heat 5tbs oil in a wok or deep pan till very hot then fry shrimp only till they change colour. Remove from pan, leaving oil behind and set aside.

3. Add another tbs oil to pan and when hot, add chili paste and fry till fragrant and glistening. Return shrimp to pan and stir for about 3 minutes.

4. Season and add lime juice (to taste) and water. Stir well. Turn off heat and serve with white or coconut rice and sliced cucumbers if you like.

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