Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shrimp Paste- Malaysian Cooking Class

Shrimp Paste

Shrimp paste called 'Belacan' in Malay, 'Ka-pi' in Thai and Khmer.

Shrimp paste is one of the common ingredients in South-East Asian cooking. It is made from salted and fermented shrimps and has very strong smell. It is normally available in Asian grocery shops in a jar or in a tub.

It can be use straight, dry roasted or toasted in aluminium foil. The different is toasted shrimp paste produced stronger fragrant that the fresh one.

Note: Although it has a very strong smell, it bring very nice flavour in cooking.

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