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Nam Prik Pow – Prawn Chili Paste Recipe

Nam Prik Pow - Prawn Chili Paste Recipe

Nam Prik Pow – Prawn Chili Paste Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) vegetable oil
  • 8 shallots, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup (100 g) dried prawns or shrimp
  • 1/2 cup (30 g) dried chilies, cut roughly
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 21/2 tablespoons tamarind juice

Method :

Heat the oil in a wok and fry the shallots and garlic until golden brown; remove from oil and set aside. Add the dried prawns and chilies and fry until golden brown; remove from oil and set aside. In a food processor or blender, process the shallots, garlic, prawns, chilies and sugar with a little cooled oil from the wok to keep the blades turning Add the fish sauce, tamarind juice and salt and blend to obtain about 13/4 cups of paste.

Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins

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Source :
Authentic Recipes from Thailand
by Sven Krauss, Laurent Ganguillet and Vira Sanguanwong
photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by William Warren

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See also Thailand Cooking “Nam Jim – Green Chili Sauce Recipe”