Shrimp Paste (Thai Kapee)

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Shrimp paste, or Thai Kapee, is fermented and ground shrimp. This is a very important ingredient in Asian Cooking. The taste is highly salty, with an incredibly pungent scent. Like anchovies, the fishy flavour is not noticeable when cooked. The paste adds a rich, salty and Unami complexity to finished dishes.

This product is essential for Thai cooking enthusiasts for meals such as Thai Red Curry, Thai Green Curry, stir-fries, dipping sauces, Laska and Hot and Sour Soups. You could also try our Thai Panang Cooking Sauce, which demonstrates the versatility and flavour of Shrimp Paste.

Our Shrimp Paste was named a Delia Smith Cheat Ingredient in her cookbook ‘Delia’s How to Cheat at Cooking’. The product was used in her Thai Green Prawn Curry (page 134) if you would like to recreate!

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Ideally used in: Curries Soups

Excellent with: Fish Seafood

Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free

Shrimp (78%)

Sea Salt



3 reviews for Shrimp Paste (Thai Kapee)

  1. c.m.merrifield (verified owner)

    I have used this product for some years now and it provides a fantastic, authentic Thai flavour to the recipes I use. Certain dishes cannot be made without it, in particular “Zesty Thai lemon-lime shrimp”.

  2. Marion Ward (verified owner)

    Fresh, vibrant and a must for Thai cooking.

  3. Barbara Haynes (verified owner)

    A must for Thai prawns. Just so intense and savoury. I do not know any other source for this excellent product, and I don’t need to.

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