Tom rim man (caramelized garlic shrimp)

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
500 g medium shrimps, peeled and cleaned

4 tbsp peanut oil, divided

1 ½ tbsp sugar

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 shallot, chopped

4 tbsp water

1 tbsp fish sauce

¼ tsp salt

Cilantro for garnishing


  • Heat 2 tbsp of peanut oil in a skillet and sauté the onion and garlic until golden. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In the wok heat in medium to high heat the other 2 tbsp of peanut oil and add the sugar and shrimps. Stir for a minute and then add the shallot, the garlic, the water, the fish sauce and the salt.
  • Cook until the shrimps are done and the wok is almost dry about a minute or so. Transfer to a plate and garnish with the cilantro. Serve immediately.


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