Caramel Shrimp (Vietnamese Tom Rim) - one of the most delicious shrimp dishes ever and the taste is rich and intense—sweet, salty, savory, and extremely umami.
In a small sauce pan on medium-low heat, add the sugar and water. Keep stirring until the sugar and water turn into a golden amber color caramel sauce. Set aside.
Heat oil in a wok at high heat. Add shallot and garlic and garlic, stir fry until aromatic but not browned. Add the shrimp and stir fry in a back-and-forth motions with a spatula. Add the Caramel Sauce, fish sauce and ground black pepper . Cook until the shrimp is cooked through and the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Add the scallions, stir, and turn off heat. Serve the Caramel Shrimp with rice immediately.