Shrimp Sauce with Roasted Pepper and Mushroom

2 lbs shrimp (shelled and deveined)

6 to 10 jalapenos pepper

2 pack mushrooms (white straw mushroom)

2 tablespoon fish sauce

¼ teaspoon sugar

¼ teaspoon MSG (optional)

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

3 garlic cloves (peeled and sliced in half)

2 shallots (peeled and sliced in half)

1 ½ teaspoon shrimp paste

½ stalk lemon grass (slice in bias, 3 to 4 pieces)

 Roast the mushroom, pepper, garlic, shallots and shrimp paste in the broiler.  Turn when slightly brown (brown on both sides) and remove from broiler. 

 Cooking the shrimp.  Fill a large pan about ¼ with water.  Add ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon black peppercorn, ½ stalk of lemon grass.  When water comes to a boil add shrimp, stir the shrimp around, when shrimp looks solid and about to curl, remove from pan into a large tray to cool.

 In a food processor chop the roasted mushroom, pepper, garlic, shallots and shrimp paste.  Chop the shrimp separately.  In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well (use a mixer it is much easier).

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