Thai Shrimp Paste (Kapi กะปิ)

Thai shrimp paste is often lumped together with other shrimp-based condiments used in Southeast Asian cuisine. Although similarities exist between these various shrimp pastes and sauces, when a recipe calls for Thai shrimp paste, it is wise not to use other kinds of shrimp paste or sauce designed for other Southeast Asian cuisines, e.g. bagoong