1 Pound shrimp uncooked
1/4 cup Vietnamese Fresh Chile Paste
1 Medium Lime
2 tablespoons butter or oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Marinate the shrimp in the fresh chile paste for at least half an hour to two hours. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper while marinating.
Heat a saute pan and add your fat. Make sure it is nice and hot.
Add your shrimp and start cooking. Toss shrimp to make sure they cook on both sides.
As the shrimp is cooking add the juice of the lime.
This recipe was born out of opportunity. I was given a bag of shrimp that had been accidentally thawed. I was unsure of what to do with this shrimp so I looked at what I had in the refrigerator. That is where I had the chile paste and the lime juice. Thus this recipe was born.
This recipe is quite nice. The shrimp are spicy and tangy. The could be used as an appetizer or an hors d'oeuvre. It would also make a nice addition to a plain quesadilla.