Shrimp in Chile-Lemongrass Sauce

Shrimp in Chile-Lemongrass Sauce
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  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 medium onion, halved through the stem and cut lengthwise into ½-inch slices
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass
  • 1/3 cup corn oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 small tomatoes, cored and cut through the stem end into 8 wedges
  • 2 dried chiles de árbol or cayenne chiles
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
    • 2 fresh red Fresno chiles or red jalapeños, seeded and sliced
    • 2 tsp. slivered almonds
    • 1 tsp. fish sauce
    • 4 large shallots, coarsely chopped
    • 4 to 5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
    • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh ginger
    • 1 pound large shrimp (26-30 per pound), shelled, deveined, rinsed, and patted dry
    • 1 large dried New Mexico or California red chile

Cut all the dried chiles into 4 or 5 pieces each with scissors; shake out the seeds. Put the chiles in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat, simmering until the chiles are soft and flexible, about 3 minutes. Drain the chiles, reserving the water. Put the chil...

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