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Chao Tom

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and devein
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • sugarcane sticks about 5 inches long. Split each sugar cane into fourths, lengthwise

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Preparation

Step 1

Combine the shrimp, garlic, sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, fish sauce, and olive oil in a food processor and blend until smooth and transfer to mixing bowl. Beat egg white until foamy and then fold into the mixture. Allow to rest for about 1/2 hr in fridge. Keeping your hands wet, take a large ice cream scoopful of shrimp paste and shape over end or middle of a sugar cane skewer. This can be deep fried or grilled. We briefly steamed ours first for about 10 min and them finished them off on the grill until golden brown.

To serve as a wrap, you can slide of the shrimp paste from the sugarcane and quarter for easier wrapping with rice paper and lettuce. Add mint, basil, perilla leaves, and dip with nuoc mam dipping sauce.

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