Grilled Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce

45 mins (prep 45)
13 ingredients
4 as a main course
Thai cooking frequently makes use of cilantro roots; their flavor is more pronounced than that of the leaves.

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  • 1 1/2 lb jumbo (8 to 12 per lb) shrimp
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt dissolved in 11/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind from a pliable block
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cleaned fresh cilantro roots and/or stems, pounded to a paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or other asian hot chile sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons palm sugar, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon asian fish sauce (preferably thai naam pla), or to taste
  • garnish: 2 fresh serrano or jalapeño chiles, seeded, halved lengthwise, and finely julienned crosswise; and fresh cilantro sprigs


Serving Size (37.38 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 55.61 Calories from Fat 36.54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.06g 24.98%
Saturated Fat 0.57g 11.49%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 23.6mg 3.93%
Total Carbohydrate 4.99g 6.65%
Dietary Fiber 0.73 g 11.71%
Sugars 2.32 g %
Protein 0.49g 3.93%
Vitamin A 1.11IU% Vitamin C 0.13mg%
Calcium 3.44mg% Iron 0.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
a, chopped, or, cleaned, fresh cilantro, minced garlic, or, hot chile sauce, asian, palm sugar, asian fish sauce, or, garnish