1/2 cup shelled, cleaned shrimp
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
5 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon nampla (fish sauce)
2 tablespoons shrimp broth
1/2 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSE.) (optional)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
cabbage, okra, asparagus, brussels sprouts or other vegetables for dipping.
method: In a small sauce pan cook the shrimp and save the broth. Wrap chili peppers, garlic and onion with aluminum foil. Roast on medium low heat for 2 minutes on each side; unwrap, place in mortar, and pound until fine. Add the shrimp and pound until well mixed. Add 2 tablespoons shrimp broth-season with MSG., nampla, salt and lemon juice. Spoon onto the serving dish. Trim all the vegetables, wash, and drain. Cook uncovered in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. Arrange on the serving plate. Put the shrimp dip dish in the center. Serve.