Salted Shrimp (Kung Haeng)

Salted shrimp is added to a lot of dishes as a condiment. You can buy packaged dried shrimp, 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: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 3 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 2


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


  • 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.