Steamed okra with shrimp paste. Steamed Okra and Bagoong is a very simple Filipino appetizer consisting of okra and shrimp paste. This can also be considered as a main dish. Okra is steamed, blanched, and then served with shrimp paste.
We use it regularly in gumbo here in the Deep South and even folks who aren't real fond of it, consume it that. Shrimp paste contains ground-up fermented shrimp and salt. It goes by a number of names, including prawn sauce, shrimp sauce, gapi, kapi, trassi or bagoong. You can cook Steamed okra with shrimp paste using 4 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Steamed okra with shrimp paste
- Prepare of okra(lady finger).
- It’s of onion.
- Prepare of tomato.
- You need of shrimp paste.
Belacan is a Malay variety of shrimp paste made from krill that's first steamed and then mashed into a paste that is stored for a few months. Shrimp paste or prawn sauce is a fermented condiment commonly used in Southeast Asian and Southern Chinese cuisines. It is primarily made from finely crushed shrimp or krill mixed with salt. Season the okra with salt and pepper.
Steamed okra with shrimp paste step by step
- Boil water.
- Cook the okra 2-5 mns.
- Sauté onion,tomatoe,shrimp paste.
- Mix on top.
Stir the okra as it cooks, taking note of the gelatinous strings that chase your spoon around the pan. Cook the shrimp until it becomes pink, then add the tomato. Stir everything together to combine, taste, and adjust the seasoning. Stir in the thyme and half of the. If you can't find the salted shrimp paste at your local Safeway, try your friendly local Asian supermarkets.