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Marinated Shrimp Recipe

Marinated Shrimp Recipe

Marinated Shrimp Recipe

Belimbing wuluh are small, sour carambola fruits which grow abundantly in house gardens throughout Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. They add a delicious tang to this North Sumatran salad, although tamarind may also be used instead.

Ingredients :

  • 11/2 lbs (700 g) large fresh shrimp
  • 4 cups (1 liter) water
  • 2 red finger-length chilies, deseeded
  • 4 shallots, peeled
  • 2 belimbing wuluh (carambola), or 2 tablespoons tamarind juice
  • Sprigs of fresh parsley or coriander leaves (cilantro), to garnish
  • Bottled sweet chili sauce, to serve

Method :

  1. Bring the shrimp and water to a boil in a large saucepan. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer until the shrimp turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Quickly drain and plunge the shrimp into a basin of iced water for 30 seconds to stop the cooking. Drain, peel and devein the shrimp. Transfer to a serving platter and set aside.
  2. Grind the chilies, shallots and belimbing or tamarind juice to a smooth paste in a mortar or blender, adding a little lime or lemon juice for a more sour taste if desired. Set aside.
  3. Add the ground paste to the shrimp and toss gently until well coated. Garnish with parsley or coriander leaves (cilantro), and serve with a small bowl of sweet chili sauce on the side.

Serves 4 to 6
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 5 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Fresh Tuna and Green Mango Salad Recipe – Resep Masakan Sambal Tappa”