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Fermented Shrimp with Garlic Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup water

Special equipment needed:
- Glass jar with lid
- Cheesecloth or coffee filter
- Rubber band

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a bowl, mix together the shrimp, garlic, sea salt, sugar, and red pepper flakes until well combined.
2. Transfer the mixture into a glass jar, pressing down firmly to remove any air pockets.
3. Pour water over the mixture until it is fully submerged.
4. Cover the jar with a cheesecloth or coffee filter and secure it with a rubber band.
5. Place the jar in a cool, dark place for 3-5 days, stirring the mixture once a day.
6. After 3-5 days, the shrimp should be pink and slightly sour. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
7. Store the fermented shrimp in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Fermentation time: 3-5 days
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5. Temperature:
Room temperature for fermentation, refrigerate after fermentation.
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 80
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 2g
Protein: 16g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Shrimp can be substituted with other seafood such as fish or squid.
- Red pepper flakes can be substituted with fresh chili peppers.

Variations:
- Add sliced ginger for additional flavor.
- Use different spices such as coriander or cumin.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the shrimp is fully submerged in the water to prevent spoilage.
- Use a clean spoon to stir the mixture daily.
- Fermentation time may vary depending on the temperature and humidity of your environment.

Storage instructions:
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Reheating instructions:
Serve cold.

Presentation ideas:
Serve in a small bowl or on a plate with sliced cucumbers and fresh herbs.

Garnishes:
Fresh herbs such as cilantro or basil.

Pairings:
Serve with rice or noodles.

Suggested side dishes:
Steamed vegetables or pickled vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the shrimp smells bad or has a slimy texture, discard it and start over.

Food safety advice:
Make sure all utensils and containers are clean before starting the fermentation process.

Food history:
Fermented shrimp is a traditional dish in many Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam.

Flavor profiles:
Sour, salty, and slightly spicy.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as an appetizer or as part of a larger meal.

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Region: Thai

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Salty, Umami, Garlicky