Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp Recipe

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Wayne Ortiz Modified: March 25, 2022
Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ¼cupfish sauce
  • 2tbspdark brown sugar,packed
  • ½tspcrushed red pepper flakes
  • ½cupwater
  • ¼cupVegetable Oil
  • 1mediumyellow onion,finely chopped
  • 5clovesgarlic,minced
  • 2lbsextra large shrimp,peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 3scallions,white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • cupfresh cilantro,chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine the fish sauce, dark brown sugar, crushed red pepper flakes and water in a medium bowl and whisk until brown sugar is dissolved.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook a few minutes more. Do not brown.

  3. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are just barely pink and still translucent in spots.

  4. Add the fish sauce mixture, turn heat down to medium, and simmer until shrimp are cooked through.

  5. Off the heat, stir in scallions and cilantro. Serve immediately with jasmine rice.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 219.41kcal
  • Fat: 10.92g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.94g
  • Fiber: 0.60g
  • Sugar: 4.38g
  • Protein: 21.71g
  • Cholesterol: 190.51mg
  • Sodium: 1802.36mg
  • Calcium: 104.67mg
  • Potassium: 272.75mg
  • Iron: 0.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 89.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.87mg
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