Monday, December 3, 2012

Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp

Vietnamese Caramelized Shrimp
Serving Size: 4
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds extra large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Combine fish sauce, dark brown sugar, crushed red pepper flakes and water in a bowl and whisk until brown sugar is dissolved.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook a few minutes more. Do not brown.
  3. Turn heat up to medium-high and add shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, until shrimp are just barely pink and still translucent in spots, a few minutes. Add fish sauce mixture, turn heat down to medium, and simmer until shrimp are cooked through, a few minutes more. (Note: the sauce will be thin.) Off the heat, stir in scallions and cilantro. Serve immediately with jasmine rice.

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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

recipe from  Love her site. Everything I have tried has been amazing from her.

Homemade Caesar Salad

Servings: Makes 1-1/3 cups


  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp fish oil or you can use 1 tsp of anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (I like the brand Maille)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's Real
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add the mayonnaise, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt and pepper and whisk until well combined. Taste and adjust to your liking.

I threw all the ingredients in a my bullet blender, it turned our thick and amazing.  You can use your blender as well :)