Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Prawns Sambal

After a few days of mild western food I need my dose of hot and spicy Malaysian food. I don't think I can survived without it for too long. This dish is cooked in sambal paste and tamarind juice. I found by adding some lemongrass to the paste it add some extra 'kick' to the dish.

Ingredients :

300 grm of prawns - clean
2 tbsp of tamarind pulp - soak with 1/4 cup warm water
1 small onions - sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of sugar

Spicy Paste - Blended

6 red fresh chilies
4 shallots
2 cloves of garlic
1 stalk of lemongrass - sliced thinly
3 candle nuts or almond
1 red tomato - quartered

1) Put all the paste ingredients in a food processor withs some oil or water and blend into smooth thick paste and set aside.
2) Sieve the tamarind pulp, get rid of the seeds and set the juice aside.
3) Heat up frying pan with some oil. Add in paste and stir fry until fragrant and oil separates. Add in slice onions and stir fry for 30 seconds.
4) Add in prawns, stir fry for 30 seconds and add in tamarind juice. Continue to stir until prawns cooked and sauce thicken, add in sugar and check seasonings.
5) Dish out and serve with warm rice.

15 comments:

Salt & Turmeric said...

Gert, i cant help but laugh. u did exactly wht i did when i came home last week. straight to the kitchen and made some sambal tumis. lol!

Anonymous said...

Ms Gert,
Crustacean fan here altho I should be going vegetarian.Thats my kind dish.Hot and spicy with lotsa sambal.

Rgds
Lee

Beachlover said...

now you make me wanna to cook some sambal tumis with rice.Look good and delicious.I bought some big squid,maybe that is better idea instead of prawn for me:))

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
I was drooling all over my laptop... So sedap eat with hot steamed rice... YUM!

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, your sambal looks so delicious. Good to eat it with nasi lemak. Yummy!
Beachlover, I also bought squid. But I have not decided what to do with it yet.

Retno Prihadana said...

Yummm...with sambal more appetite:).

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

My all time favourite dish! With piping hot fragrant rice...NICE! :) Will try this out, then I let you know ok? Thanks for sharing.

Big Boys Oven said...

such a "nyonya & baba" prawns . . I love the tamarind! truely "syoik"

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy Yummy!

Happy cook said...

SUPER DELICIOUS.
I want to have the whole plate.

Yatie_T said...

I was thinking the same thing with Zue Murphy, your sambal looks so good and make me thinking of eating it with nasi lemak.

I Cook4Fun said...

Farina, I don't think we can live without our sambal :)

Lee, you too a seafood fan. How to be a vegetarian :)

Lesley, It should be good too with squid.

Cat, next time put on a bib you visit :)

Zue, I just had it with basmati rice. Didn't cook Nasi Lemak :)

Retno, yeap.

Pinky, make sure you take a picture before digging in :)

BBO, memang 'syoik'

LCOM, :) :)

Happy Cook, come on over and I will give you some :)

Yatie, :) masaklah some for yourself :)

tigerfish said...

Simply delicious! I do the sambal thing with prawns, eggs, even just with onions once in a while! Can't do without it!

The Cooking Ninja said...

wah this sambal prawn is to die for. I'm going to note this down and dish it up.

Shu Han said...

that looks so yummy! I need to start makign sambal so i can add it to everything! (: