Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Stir Fried Shrimp with Salty and Spicy Sauce Recipe/ Goong Pad Prik Klea/ กุ้งผัดพริกเกลือ (step by step photos)

Goong Pad Prik Klea is a Thai style stir fried shrimp with salty and spicy sauce. It's derived from four Thai words "Goong", "Pad", "Prik" and "Klea".The word "Goong" refer to shrimp or prawn, "Pad" mean stir fry, "Prik" refer to chili and "Klea" refer to salt. This recipe is adapted from:

  • 4 fresh colossal shrimp, deveined, tail on, head on 
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour 
  • 3 tablespoons red chili pepper, coarsely chopped 
  • 3 tablespoons green chili pepper, coarsely chopped 
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped 
  • 3 tablespoons old ginger, finely chopped 
  • 3 tablespoons Thai style roasted chili paste  
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 
  • 2 teaspoons sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons drinking water 
  • 1/2 cup green onion, cut into 1 inch length 
  • Vegetable oil for frying


1. Heat oil in deep-fryer or large wok to 190 degrees C.

2. In a medium bowl, dip shrimp into the flour to coat. Carefully 
    place a shrimp in the hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown on 
    all side, about 1 1/2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove
    from oil. Drain on paper towels. Set aside. 


3. In a wok over medium-high heat, pour in 1 tablespoon oil 
    (from deep frying). Then add in garlic, ginger and chili. Stir fry
    until aromatic. Mix in Thai style roasted chili paste, salt, sugar
    and water. Stir well. Pour in green onion. Stir fry until just 
    combine. Add in shrimp and increase heat to high. Stir fry 
    quickly to coat shrimp in the mixture. Turn the heat off and 
    served hot.

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