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


  • 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.