5 Ways to Use Shrimp Paste

Shrimp Pad Thai © Con Poulos
By F&W Editors Posted September 11, 2014

Get a head start on everyone else by mastering using shrimp paste at home with these incredible recipes.

We asked chefs to peek into their crystal balls and tell us what foods we’ll be talking about in five years. Here’s what they predicted.

F&W Best New Chef 2010 James Syhabout believes that shrimp paste, a Southeast-Asian paste made with fermented ground shrimp, will work its way out of Thai kitchens and into the mainstream. “People will realize how enjoyable the funk is that comes along with shrimp paste’s deliciousness,” he says.

Get a head start on everyone else by mastering using shrimp paste at home with these incredible recipes.

Shrimp Pad Thai 
There’s three times the shrimp in this perfect pad Thai: The recipe calls for head-on fresh shrimp, fried dried shrimp and shrimp paste.

Pork Satay 
Chef Bryant Ng’s version of pork satay is perfectly balanced and deliciously aromatic.

Shrimp Toast 
These flavorful toasts are a classic Chinese dim sum snack.

Cream of Carrot Soup with Ginger and Curry 
Andrew Zimmern adds Thai flavors like shrimp paste and kaffir lime to his creamy carrot soup for a super-satisfying dish.

Shrimp Fried Rice 
Quick, simple, but deliciously complex, this fried rice is seasoned with shrimp paste, oyster sauce, soy sauce and white pepper.

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