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4.5 from 8 votes

Shrimp with Oyster Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 pound large shrimps shell and head on
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • salt to taste


  • Using scissors, trim shrimps of tendrils. Wash and drain very well.
  • In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until tender and translucent. Add fish sauce and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce and allow to simmer until reduced and thickened.
  • Add shrimps and continue to cook, stirring to combine, until coated with tomato sauce and color has turned pink. Add oyster sauce and continue to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimps are cooked and sauce clings to shrimps. Season with salt to taste.