Thai Food Recipe: Shrimps and Fava Beans stir-fried with Shrimp Paste

This recipe is called “Goong Sator Pad Gapi” in Thai. Here’s what you need to prepare for 1 serving.

10 big shrimps
100g fava beans
2 tbsp. sliced long red chili
1 tsp. shrimp paste (mix with 1 tbsp water)
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. sliced scallion
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Sauce ingredients:
6-10 red chilli (depend on the level of spiciness you like)
10 cloves peeled garlic
1 tbsp. sliced coriander root
2 tbsp. fish sauce
3 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. sugar

Cooking Instructions:
1. Making the sauce first by finely crush red chili, coriander root and garlic together. Add fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. Mix it well.

2. Now, heat up the pan. Add minced garlic and vegetable oil. Fry until the garlic has aromatic smell then add shrimps. Until the shrimps are cooked, add shrimp paste and fava beans. Add water if it gets too dry.

3. Then change the heat to low. Add the sauce we made earlier.  Try 2 tbsp first, then taste it. If you like the stronger taste, add 1 tbsp at a time until you get the taste you like.

4. Next, add sliced long red chili and scallion. Quickly stir for 10 seconds.