XO sauce

XO sauce

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes


  • 70 g prosciutto
  • 500 g frozen dried shrimp, rehydrated - available at Asian supermarkets
  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic head, peeled
  • 60 ml fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 t dried chilli flakes
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Sugar, a pinch

Cooking Instructions

Finely chop the prosciutto and fry in the vegetable oil until crispy for about 3 minutes over a medium heat.

Pulse the remaining ingredients until fine in consistency and add to the fried prosciutto.

Cook for a further 15 minutes until beautifully fragrant and rich in colour. Remove from the heat and leave aside to cool. Pour over more vegetable oil if necessary and keep chilled.

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