Goong Saawn Glin - A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic, with a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing. (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น)
 
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Goong naaem (goong saawn glin) according to the 1908 recipe in Lady Plean Passakornrawong’s “Maae Khruaa Huaa Bpaa (ตำราแม่ครัวหัวป่าก์)” cookbook. Flaky acid-cooked shrimp and the pork fat, along with thinly sliced roasted peanuts and very small unpeeled diced bitter orange (ส้มซ่า som saa), plus paper-thin slices of pickled garlic and julienned fresh red long chili peppers are mixed and seasoned with shrimp tomalley dressing. It is served in wrapped squares, using iceberg lettuce and young thaawng laang leaves.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shrimp meat
  • 3 tablespoons shrimp tomalley
  • 1/3 cup firm pork fat
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons cup bitter orange (ส้มซ่า), unpeeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon bitter orange juice (น้ำส้มซ่า)
  • 2 tablespoons pickled garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh long red chili pepper, cut into thin juliennes
  • iceberg lettuce
  • young thaawng laang leaves (Erythrina orientalis, ใบทองหลางอ่อน)
  • Thai deep-fried crispy rice cakes (ข้าวตังทอด) or deep-fried crackers (ข้าวเกรียบ)
Method
  1. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the roasted peanuts; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  2. Dice unpeeled bitter orange; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  3. Thinly slice peeled pickled garlic; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  4. Julienne fresh red long chili peppers; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  5. Deep-fry Thai crispy rice cakes; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
Prepare the shrimp
  1. Peel the shrimp, and cut them into small pieces.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  2. Save the shrimp tomalley; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  3. Squeeze lime onto the shrimp meat, and add a pinch of salt.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  4. Using your hands, knead the shrimp meat vigorously until it is well cooked, and liquids begin oozing out the meat.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  5. Squeeze the meat dry.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  6. Using your hands, crumble the lime juice-cooked shrimp meat into thin flakes.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
prepare the shrimp tomalley dressing
  1. Season the remaining shrimp liquids with sugar.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  2. Add salt.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  3. Place the liquids in a pot over low heat, and reduce until the mixture thickens slightly. A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  4. Add the shrimp tomalley, and cook until the mixture achieves a thick consistency. Taste, and season with lime juice, bitter orange juice, sugar and salt to sour-salty and sweet; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
prepare the pork fat
  1. Cut the firm pork fat into thin strips.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  2. Knead the pork fat with lime juice and a pinch of salt.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  3. Blanch the fat in boiling water until it is fully cooked; set aside.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
assemble the dish
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the shrimp meat, pork fat and shrimp tomalley dressing.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  2. Add the peanuts.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  3. Add the diced bitter orange.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  4. Add the sliced pickled garlic.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  5. Add the julienned red long chili peppers, and toss-mix all the ingredients.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  6. Wrap the mixture in an iceberg lettuce leaf.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
  7. Serve with Thai deep-fried crispy rice cakes.A Thai Royal Appetizer of Flaky Acid-Cooked Shrimp, Peanuts and Pickled Garlic with, a Sour-Salty-Sweet Shrimp Tomalley Dressing (กุ้งซ่อนกลิ่น ; Goong Saawn Glin)
Recipe by Thaifoodmaster at https://thaifoodmaster.com/thai_food_recipes/thai_appetizers_recipes/40772