asian-1238673_1920Have you been looking for a new way to prepare an old favorite? Today’s recipe takes us all the way to the Philippines for this Asian-inspired shrimp meal that is going to be a guaranteed hit. We’re going to bring the best seafood in Orlando, coupled with Asian staples, i.e. coconut milk and fish sauce, to give a traditional Filipino recipe a new look. Let Lombardi’s Seafood Market show you a new way to cook up some shrimp.

First things first, let’s talk about what you’ll need. We tend to serve this dish with steamed rice, so be sure to have some made by the time the shrimp is ready. The ingredients are very simple, all found at any large grocery store. You might have trouble finding the fish sauce, but that’s easily replaceable with salt. The main ingredient, the pound of shrimp, is, of course, available at Lombardi’s.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup of vinegar
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground peppercorn
  • Fish sauce or salt, to taste
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1 pound of shrimp

Steps:

 

  • Grab a medium size pot and add your water, vinegar, garlic, pepper, and fish sauce (or salt). Once mixed, add in your shrimp, which can be deveined and without the shell, but we prefer the shell for the enhanced flavor.
  • Let this rest covered for about an hour, without heat, so that the flavors can infuse into the shrimp.
  • Turn on the heat to medium and cook the shrimp until you’ve reduced the water mixture by half. Stir frequently and keep the lid off so the vapor can escape.
  • Add your cans of coconut milk. You may use low-fat coconut milk if desired.
  • Allow the sauce to thicken for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Add more fish sauce (or salt) and pepper if needed.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

 

There you have it! A creamy and savory dish that pulls from its Filipino roots to deliver a delicious spin on a classic seafood. It’s one of our favorite meals to make with the best seafood in Orlando, sourced solely from Lombardi’s Seafood Market. Eat in tonight! Stop by our location on West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, and get everything you need to make this meal for your family or friends.