Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sambal Shrimp with Tempe & Asparagus

One food I miss most since leaving home is the traditional Malay food. My old office is just right across a mosque at PJ and I will always 'ta pau' my lunch there. I just love their sambal, curry, fried fish, ikan masin and all the ulam ulam. That is why you can see that I like cooking Malay food every chance I got here. One of my favorite is Tempe. I am lucky that I can get Tempe from Wegman's supermarket. Here is a simple Tempe dish that I always cook and since I had some asparagus in my fridge I add it in too.

Ingredients :

10 shrimp - clean
1 packet of tempe - cubes
6 asparagus - cut into 1" lenght
1 onion - slice thinly
2 cloves of garlic
3 tbsp of sambal oelek or chili boh
2 tbsp of tomato ketchup
1 tsp of sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1) Pan fried the tempe until golden brown, drain the oil and set aside.
2) Remove oil and leave about 2 tbsp of oil in the pan. Add in garlic and onion and stir fry until lightly brown. Add in sambal oelek, tomato ketchup and stir fry for a 30 second.
3) Add in shrimp, stir fry for 10 second and add in the asparagus. Add in a bit of water if it gets too dry.
4) Once the asparagus is slightly tender add in tempe, sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
5) Stir fry until well combined and dish out.
6) Serve with warm rice.


Yatie_T said...

Looks very good Gert and I always love tempe since the first time I tried it. I can't find it any where here :(.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks spicy! I have not eaten any tempe yet, not sure where I can get it. Never really look hard enough in the supermarkets and we don't have Wegman's here.

Salt N Turmeric said...

sedapnya dpt makan tempe. my mom dulu just celup tepung, goreng and makan w sambal kicap. aduh...

Zue Murphy said...

Your tempe and shrimp looks so good. I am drooling looking at it. I also like tempe celup tepung. Yummy!Nasib baik giant ada jual tempe. But Giant punya tempe is not as tasty as the one from Wegman.

Beachlover said...

your dish look spicy for me.Now I know how tempe taste after I try and recalled my latest meal in Bali.How many flavour is in tempe?

Cat Cat said...

Tempe goreng is my favourite too.. Sometime we can find tempe goreng with ikan bilis, kan..??? Ah, craving for Malay food pulak...

Anonymous said...

Gert, never try fried tempe with prawn but this dish looks delicious.

I always like lontong, one of the main ingredient is tempe.

- Kath

ICook4Fun said...

Yatie, next time when you go to the supermarket check out the health food freezer. They might have it there.

LCOM, I think you should like it since we chinese eat a lot of fermented soy product :)

Farina, that sound like a nice way of eating tempe. I should cook that way the next time :)

Zue, the next time I visit you I will get some for you. You want the biasa one or the wholewheat and wild rice kind?

Lesley, here at Wegmans they sell 3kinds. Soy bean, wholewheat and wild rice.

Cat, you also like tempe :) i like the one mak cik sells. Tempe, potatoes and ikan bilis...mmmm yummy!!

Kath, I don't like tempe in lontong because its too soft :) I like it pan frid :) :)

Big Boys Oven said...

Sedupnya, enak betul!

Jun said...

hahaha..Gert, i pon giler tempe..n i can have it all since my family x brape suka mkn, lucky me!

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, memang enak :)

Jun, I tahu you suka tempe because you selalu masak and post kat blog you :)