Tamarind is an ingredients we Malaysian like to use in our dishes like sambal and asam fish. Tamarind paste can be easily available from the Asian store here. This dish requires minimal ingredients to cook but the flavor turns out great with sweet and tangy taste from the tamarind paste.
½ pound shrimps
2 tbsp of tamarind paste
3 tbsp water
1 tsp of sambal oelek
1 tbsp sugar
Salt to taste
1. Remove heads and devein by slitting the back (I leave the shell on). Rinse and pat it dry with paper towels.
2. In a mixing bowl mix the tamarind paste with 3 tbsp of water. Add in the chili paste, salt, and sugar. Marinate the shrimps for 15 minutes.
3. Heat up about 3 tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Pan fried the shrimps until cooked and brown on both side. This will take about 7-10 minutes. Dish out and serve.