Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stir –Fry Tom Yam Shrimp

There are so many ready made paste out there now. You can find it in most of the supermarket shelves and it comes in packets or jars. It really makes life so much easier for us if we want to cook some quick meals. I like using Tom Yam paste in some of my cooking. Tom Yam paste is not only for Tom Yam soup but you can use it to make stir-fry, fried noodles and also fried rice. Tom Yam paste can be pretty sour so you have to add some sugar to balance up the taste. This is an appetizing dish and goes really well with rice.


½ pound of shrimps – shelled and de-veined
One big onion – sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic – chopped
2 tomatoes – cut into wedges
1 tsp or more sugar
3 tbsp of Tom Yam paste
Salt to taste

1. Heat up some oil in a frying pan; add in the onion and garlic. Stir fry until fragrant and onion soften.
2. Add in the tom yam paste; stir fry for a few second. Add in the shrimps and continue to stir fry until the shrimp changes to light pink color.
3. Add about ½ cup of water and the tomatoes. Continue to stir-fry until sauce thicken. Add in the sugar and salt to taste.
4. Dish out and serve with warm rice.


Angie's Recipes said...

I had something similar the other day...they are homey, flavourful and comforting. Pouring all over the rice...oh man...I would say it's a great meal! The leftover sauce I used to stir-fry pasta....and it's also fantastic!

mycookinghut said...

Yum... I love tom yam.. this is a great idea... :) Which brand of tom yum paste do you buy?

Shereen said...

Fantastic idea to use up my tomyam paste before I balik kampung.Never thought of using tomyam paste for anything else other than for tomyam soup.The next couple of weeks will be tomyam theme in my household..hahahha.Cheers!

Zue Murphy said...

This is a great recipe to use the tom yam paste. I still have not open the jar that I bought. I will try your method then.

Pei-Lin said...

Tom Yam is my fave Thai dish! I see this quite a lot at Malay stalls, too! Thanks for sharing!


ann low said...

Mmm...Very flavourful dish. I can eat extra rice with this. Thanks for sharing.

Cat Cat said...

Oh yum... That's what I'm craving for right now... Wait, let me see. I have shrimp, I have tomatoes... darn, I do not have tom yam paste... huhuhu.

Beachlover said...

your tom yam shrimp look delicious!! it's calling my name now!hahaha!

Anonymous said...

I have cooked prawns with tom yum paste but have never tried adding tomato... Great idea! I can imagine the spicy, sweet and sourness of this dish. So good to go with the prawns and big bowl of rice :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I love this,sour and spicy, best to eat with a plate of nasi lemak.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

The moment I saw your beautiful tom yum dish with all those tomatoes, my salivary glands went into overdrive! I adore tom yum because it is spicy, sweet and sour all at once.

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, this is something that I like to eat especially during this very cold weather.

Leemei, I bought this tom yam paste from Malaysia.

Shereen, I always used tom yam paste for fried meehoon, fried rice and also for stir-fry. Try it out. It is good.

Zue, I remember giving you a bottle. You dah makan ke belum?

Pei-Lin, you are welcom.

Anncoo, yes this is a very appetizing dish. Sweet and sour :)

Cat, I always keep a bottle in my fridge so is easy when you want to cook with it.

Lesley, :)

Ellie, yes really good with hot rice :)

Ju, ha ha.. we just love our sweet and sour dishes.

Zurin said...

I love tom yam. that dish looks so good i think im going to make some tomorrow!

vanillasugarblog said...

man this sounds so good!!

FoodFitnessFreshair said...

This looks and sounds so delicious! Great pictures!

jp303 said...

I did this recipe earlier today.. mine was a bit spicy ( i think because of the tom yum paste i have here ) but it was yummy! hope you can make more shrimp recipes. Happy Holidays!

Christine said...

I tried making this dish yesterday. It turned out awesome! Thank you for the recipe! =D