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).