Gung ga tiem (Stir-Fried Shrimp with Garlic)

This Thai food recipe is a good appetizer especially with the flavor combination of shrimp and garlic. I suggest that you use a large shrimp or a jumbo shrimp if possible because they are juicier and tender to eat which will make this Thai dish an unforgettable meal.


  • 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 finely chopped onion
  • 2 roughly chopped scallions
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 oz/225 g raw shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • handful of fresh chopped cilantro

( Cooking Chart )


  1. Heat the oil in a preheated wok.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, and scallions.
  3. Then stir-fry over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and half the cilantro.
  5. Then stir-fry over high heat for 2-3 minutes, or unitl the shrimp have turned pink.
  6. Remove from the heat, then stir in the remaining cilantro.
  7. Serve immediately. This recipe Serves 2 individual.

Cooking Tip

  • Serve onto hot plates, as this will help keep the dish hotter for longer.
  • Cook the shrimp quickly, as they toughen if cooked for too long.

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  1. Peter Khuo says:

    very nice thai recipe

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