Tamarind Shrimp

Delicious and ideal traditional dish for Lent. You will love your whole family for the bittersweet touch that gives tamarind shrimp.

tamarind shrimp

Ingredients (4-5 servings)

  • 15 large shrimp, headless but with shell and tail
  • ½ cup tamarind pulp
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water.


  1. Clean the tamarind pulp quickly rinsing with water.
  2. In a bowl marina shrimp with tamarind pulp and sugar, cover well and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. When the oil is warm add the shrimp with tamarind pulp.
  4. Adds the soy sauce and water immediately.
  5. Average temperature to fry the shrimp until the meat is opaque. When the shrimp are ready increases at high temperature and fry another 2 minutes until the skin is charred a bit and the sauce has caramelized.
  6. Transfer to a plate and serve.
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