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Food & Cooking Recipe for Shrimp Paste Lovers
Small Shrimp or Krill
Shrimp Paste or Shrimp Sauce is one of the famous condiment in Asian Cuisine. It is made from very small shrimp called Krill and it is fermented in Salt. Kril are found in all ocean, they eat phytoplanktons which makes their body highly nutritious foods for sea animals. Without Kril, there are many fishes that will become extinct.
In Asia, this is fermented to add taste for the food. In my country, Philippines, It is one of the best condiments available because it complements almost anything from a simple fried lady's finger to a simple fried small fish. Shrimp paste can be salty, sweet or spicy, depending on the taste you want.
Krill is a rich source of
Omega 3 oil
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
which is important to health and nutrition.
If you want to be assured that the shrimp paste is clean, you can make it by yourself. It is very easy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 months
- 1/2 cup Table Salt
- 2 cups small shrimp or krill
- 1. Clean shrimp, remove the small fish or clamps shells that mixed together on small shrimps
- 2. In a bowl, place small shrimp and rock salt.
- 3. Mix it well to distribute evenly the salt.
- 4. Transfer the mixture of small shrimp and salt into a tightly sealed container, if you have earthen container it is better.
- 5. Fill half of the container only to have some space for the air, this will allow for proper fermentation
- 6. Keep in a cool and dry place or room temperature. Do not put on a direct sunlight for 2 months.
Barrio Fiesta Shrimp Paste
If you do not have time to make your own shrimp paste but you want it to try, you can buy it online to deliver on your door. I believe that it can be found on a large supermarket because it is one of the favorite condiments of Filipino (Philippine National).
Sauteed shrimp paste. Ready to serve with favorite fried viand or as a dipping sauce. This is made by a famous Filipino Restaurant, Barrio Fiesta.
What do you prefer on condiments
Flavorful viand for those who wants vegetable diet but cant eat without meat.
Prep Time: 20
Total Time: 40
- 1 eggplant (dark violet) cut with at least 2 inches length
- 1 bitter gourd
- 12 pieces Lady's Finger
- 1/4 kilo of string bean cut into pieces
- 1 small squash
- 1/2 kilo of pork cut into cubes
- 1 cup of Shrimp Paste
- 3 clove garlic
- 1 onion
- 3 tomatoes
- 2 tablespoon Sunflower Oil
- 1. Heat oil in a casserole
- 2. Saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes
- 3. Add the pork until it's tender.
- 4. Stir in the shrimp paste and 4 cups of water. Bring to boil.
- 5. Add all the vegetables
- 6. Cooked for not more than 10 minutes
- 7. Taste, Serve and Enjoy.
This is one of the most special viand of Filipino Dish. Most of the Occasions and restaurants have this served on the menu.
Prep Time: 20
Total Time: 45
- 1 kilo beef meat
- 1 beef stock
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 large size onion bulb
- 1 heart of a banana
- 2 - 4 strings of string beans
- 4 medium size eggplant have it Â½ inch slice diagonally
- Â½ cup toasted bread crumbs
- Â½ cup - 1 cup peanut butter
- Shrimp paste to taste
- 1. Boil the beef meat until soft
- 2. Sear the beef meat in a sunflower cooking oil, remove and set aside
- 3. SautÃ© Onion and garlic
- 4. Add the beef meat
- 5. Stir fry rigorously until all the flavors have mixed thoroughly.
- 6. Add the beef stock
- 7. Add the bread crumbs
- 8. Boil for a 2 minutes.
- 9. Add the peanut butter to the boiling liquid and stir strongly.
- 10. Serve separately with Shrimp Paste to taste accordingly.
Mama Sita's will give the same taste with ease of cooking. I use it and i can prepare and cook the food half of the normal hour. Even if I don't have all the ingredients, I get the same quality of taste.
Do you try to cook and eat other country's food and dishes?
Fried Pork Saute in Shrimp Paste
Fried viand is very common for those who doesn't have time to cook and prepare food. Fried Pork saute in Shrimp Paste, is very tasty. While eating this, please control your consumption of rice.
Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 25
- 1/2 kilo Pork
- 1/2 cup shrimp paste
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 small onion
- 2 tablespoon sunflower oil
- 1. Cut the pork with 1 inch cube
- 2. Fry the Pork in a cooking oil and set aside when medium brown
- 3. Saute the garlic and onion on the cooking oil
- 4. Add the fried pork
- 5. Add the shrimp paste and mix well with pork.
- 6. Serve and Enjoy
Fried Rice With Shrimp Paste
Fried rice with shrimp paste truly adds taste to your common fried rice breakfast. Instead of putting table salt, replace it with shrimp paste.
- 1 cups of Cooked or Left Over Rice
- 1 clove of Garlic
- 1 tablespoon of shrimps paste
- 1 tablespoon of Sunflower oil
- 1 egg
- 1. SautÃ© garlic until medium brown in sunflower oil,
- 2. Put rice and add sautÃ©ed shrimps paste cook until done.
- 3. Beat the egg and mix together with fried rice until evenly distributed.
- 4. Serve and Enjoy
1 tablespoon of shrimp paste contains half of the sodium needed by our body
Unripe Mango Dipped on Shrimp Paste
90% of Filipina crave for this during their pregnancy that is why Its a common joke to tease a woman when she was looking for Mango with shrimp paste.
- 1 cup shrimp paste
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1 small onion
- 2 inches ginger
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 5 Unripe Mangoes
- 1. Mince the garlic, onion and ginger
- 2. Heat oil in a saucepan.
- 3. Saute garlic, ginger and onion.
- 4. Add shrimp paste. Cook at low heat for 5 minutes.
- 5. Add sugar and mix well.
- 6. Add vinegar , do not mix just leave it for 5 minutes,.
- 7. Mix a little and remove from heat.
- 8. Peel the mango and cut diagonally
- 9. Serve as dipping sauce for Eating Unripe Mangoes
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