Salted Shrimp (Kung Haeng)

Salted shrimp is added to a lot of dishes, including Green Papaya Salad. You can buy dried shrimp at most Asian grocery stores, but making your own will ensure that there are no additives in the shrimp. Once made, it can be refrigerated for a few weeks or it can be frozen for up to one year.

Makes: 2 cupsHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 3 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups small shrimp
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Directions

  • Halve the shrimp lengthwise.
  • Mix together salt, fish sauce, and sugar. Add shrimp and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • Spread shrimp on a baking sheet and dry in an oven at 200°F with the door ajar for about 1 hour.

Recipe Information

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups small shrimp
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Directions

  • Halve the shrimp lengthwise.
  • Mix together salt, fish sauce, and sugar. Add shrimp and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • Spread shrimp on a baking sheet and dry in an oven at 200°F with the door ajar for about 1 hour.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories43
Total Fat0.5g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium1080mg
Total Carbohydrate1g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein8g