Pad Sator Gung
Serves 2 Cooks in 20 minutes Difficulty Easy
Are you ready for a strong tasting dose of real Southern Thai Cuisine? If so then this dish, know as Pad Sator Gung in Thai, packs a real flavoursome punch.
One of the main ingredients are Stink Beans, Sator in Thai. Stink beans contain an amino acid that gives off a strong smell. These beans are only easily available during a short season and Southern Thais wait with eager anticipation for that time. We all go a little crazy for stink beans here.
If you are wondering why I am featuring such a strong tasting dish on my recipe blog, I was recently asked to teach this at my Thai cooking class here in Khao Lak by a couple of fans of proper Southern Thai Cuisine.
Am not sure if you will be able to source stink beans outside of Thailand but you could use something with a strong taste like asparagus as an alternative.
- 7 large shrimp
- 100g stink beans
- 50g minced pork
- 30g shallots
- 20g garlic
- 5 chilli
- 40g shrimp paste
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp stock
- 1/4 onion, sliced
- 1 lime
- 3 tbsp oil
- Roughly smash the shallots, garlic and chilli in a pestle and mortar to break up the ingredients.
- Add the shrimp paste and mix well. Add in some water to form a thick sauce.
- Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and add the shrimp paste mixture.
- Keeping the ingredients moving, add the shrimp, minced pork, stink beans, sugar, oyster sauce, stock and juice from the lime. You want to fry the ingredients hot and quick.
- The shrimps will not take long to cook. Once they turn pink, remove the wok from the heat.
Serve the Shrimp with Stink Beans in a large bowl with side plates of steamed rice.
Hope you enjoy Pad Sator Gung by Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.