Marinated Shrimp

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands

By Heinz Von Holzen

Published 2015

  • About

Belimbing wuluh are small, sour carambola fruits which grow abundantly in house gardens throughout Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. They add a delicious tang to this North Sumatran salad, although tamarind may also be used instead.


  • 4–5 shallots, peeled
  • lbs (700 g) large fresh shrimp


  1. Bring the shrimp and water to a boil in a large saucepan. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer until the shrimp turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Quickly drain and plunge the shrimp into a basin of iced water for 30 seconds to stop the cooking. Drain, peel and devein the shrimp. Transfer to a serving platter and set aside.
  2. Grind the chilies, shallots and belimbing o