This Shrimp with Oyster Sauce recipe is super easy to make and so flavorful. Plump shrimp are cooked in a sweet and savory sauce for finger-licking goodness. Perfect with steamed rice!
My mother was not one you’d find puttering around in the kitchen. She kept a very immaculate house but mostly left preparing everyday meals for the househelp.
When I was growing up, her cooking was more like a special occasion than a regular occurrence. But although she didn’t cook often, she did have a repertoire of special recipes up her sleeves.
Call me bias but I have yet to find one shrimp dish that can beat my mom’s shrimp with oyster sauce. And I say that even with twenty-plus of my very own shrimp recipes here on the blog. 🙂
Her recipe is one of the easiest and simplest dishes you can make but is full of finger-licking goodness. It requires basic pantry ingredients you probably already have on hand and takes under 30 minutes from prep to dinner!
- Shrimp– use head-on, shell-on shrimp for best results. I used large 31/35 count in the recipe.
- Aromatics– onions and garlic
- Fish sauce– adds an umami taste
- Tomato sauce– thickens the sauce and enhances flavor
- Oyster sauce– rich, syruplike condiment that adds a slightly sweet and salty taste
- Drain the shrimp well before cooking or you’ll end up with way more liquid. This is a sort of “dry” dish with the sauce mostly clinging onto the shrimp.
- Do not overcrowd lest they turn tough and hard to peel.
How to serve and store
- Shrimp with oyster sauce is delicious nashville filipino food as a main dish with steamed rice. Perfect for kamayan!
- Store leftovers in a container with lid and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
- Reheat in the microwave at 2 to 3-minute intervals until warmed through.
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- 1poundlarge shrimp, shell and head on
- 1tablespooncanola oil
- 1onion, peeled and sliced thinly
- 4clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
- 1teaspoonfish sauce
- 1/2cuptomato sauce
- 2tablespoonsoyster sauce
- salt to taste
Using scissors, trim shrimp of tendrils. Wash and drain very well.
In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
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 shrimp 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 shrimp are cooked and sauce clings to shrimps.
Season with salt to taste. Serve hot.
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