spicy garlic shrimps in tomato sauce


Spicy Garlic Shrimp in Tomato Sauce


1 kilo shrimps or prawns
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2-3 leek stalks, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
dash of hot sauce ( depends on how hot you want it to be)
tomato sauce, about 1/2 a cup
water, about 1/4 cup
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all purpose flour
sugar to taste
oyster sauce, about 1/2 tsp

Wash and clean the shrimps, cut off the whiskers and allow the water to slightly drain. Precook the shrimps. The easiest way is by placing it in a hot pan or wok and let it cook in its own juices. Cook until it turns reddish-orange. Do not over cook. Set aside.

In a pan over medium heat, , melt the butter and saute’ about a tsp of the chopped garlic (reserve the rest) and the chopped red onions. Once the onions have become translucent, add in the flour and stir until the flour and the butter has combined into a thick paste. Next, add in the tomato sauce, water oyster sauce and hot sauce. ( Hot sauce is chili sauce like Tabasco. Use your favorite brand ) Stir and allow to simmer until slightly thick. Season with sugar, salt and pepper. Add in the cooked shrimps. Lastly, stir in the rest of the garlic and leeks. allow to cook for about a minute more and then serve.

tip– You may use fresh red chilis instead of the hot sauce. Just roughly chop them up and remove as much of the seeds as possible, just in case you don’t want it to be to hot. If you find that the sauce is a little too thick, add more water- a tablespoon at a time- until you get your desired consistency.




  1. you can use the liquid instead of the water for more flavor ate gits. why don’t you try both? =) and don’t forget to post the results =) let me know if the hubby likes it =)

  2. this sound delicious a! masubukan nga.. para sha sigurong gambas no?
    anyway, ididiscard ba ang pinag boilan ng prawns?
    ill try this soon.. itll be a toss up between the thermidor and this. 😉

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