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Shrimp with Spicy Bean Sauce (Udang Sambal Taoco) Recipe

Shrimp with Spicy Bean Sauce (Udang Sambal Taoco) Recipe

Shrimp with Spicy Bean Sauce (Udang Sambal Taoco) Recipe

Ground bean sauce has a very particular and pungent aroma, lending a full-bodied saltiness and rich brown color to dishes. Fresh shrimp quickly stir-fried with spices and a bean sauce will liven up a meal with little effort or time. Bean sauce is readily available in Asian grocery stores, usually found in the same aisle as soy sauce. It’s thick and rich, making it a powerful ingredient, so a little goes a long way. Though this dish is finger-licking delicious, it does have a strong flavor. I would recommend this to those already familiar with Indonesia’s bold culinary textures and tastes.

Ingredients :

    • 11/2 lb (750 g) fresh medium-sized shrimp, shells on
    • 3 tablespoons oil
    • 7-9 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons ground black bean sauce
    • 11/2 tablespoons sambal oelek
    • 1/2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
    • 4 tablespoons water

Method :

    • Using a sharp knife, cut a deep slit along the center of the back of the shrimp to create a butterfly effect. Remove any veins and rinse the shrimp under cold water. Set the shrimp aside.
    • Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over high heat. Sauté the garlic until golden and fragrant for about 1 to 2 minutes.
    • Toss in the shrimp, bean sauce, sambal oelek, sweet soy sauce, and water. Stir-fry thoroughly for 1 to 2 minutes. Once the shrimp have turned a bright pink-orange color, remove from the heat and serve immediately.

SERVES 4
PREPARATION TIME : 5-10 MINUTES
COOKING TIME : 5-8 MINUTES