Roselle Paste with Shrimp

Roselle Paste

"In some days when our work is busy and we don't have time to cook or prepare food, we'll make something like this and it will last us for a couple days or a few days and we'll be able to take it with us and then we don't have to worry about cooking because there's already the paste there."


  • Oil
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Onion
  • Shrimp
  • Roselle Leaves
  • Shrimp Paste (optional)
  • Salt
  • Chicken Flavor


1) Heat the oil and sauté the turmeric in a pan. Add the shrimp.

2) Add the roselle leaves to the pan. Add a little water and cover the pan to soften the leaves into more of a paste. "Once the paste is done you can leave it for 3 or 4 days and it can last."

3) Once the roselle is soft, "we'll be putting in the shrimp paste, salt and chicken flavor....That chicken flavor, it adds a lot of flavor to it." 

4) Once the paste is done, serve it with rice and boiled vegetables. "It's a little sour, so it's good with rice."