Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Tamarind Shrimps

Tamarind is an ingredients we Malaysian like to use in our dishes like sambal and asam fish. Tamarind paste can be easily available from the Asian store here. This dish requires minimal ingredients to cook but the flavor turns out great with sweet and tangy taste from the tamarind paste.

Ingredients:

½ pound shrimps
2 tbsp of tamarind paste
3 tbsp water
1 tsp of sambal oelek
1 tbsp sugar
Salt to taste

1. Remove heads and devein by slitting the back (I leave the shell on). Rinse and pat it dry with paper towels.
2. In a mixing bowl mix the tamarind paste with 3 tbsp of water. Add in the chili paste, salt, and sugar. Marinate the shrimps for 15 minutes.
3. Heat up about 3 tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Pan fried the shrimps until cooked and brown on both side. This will take about 7-10 minutes. Dish out and serve.

26 comments:

Christelle said...

humm, these shrimps look scrumptious, I love tamarind a lot :)) The only thing I don't have in my cupboards though is the sambal oelek....
A simple dish again, great!! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

My favorite tamarind shrimps! My mom used to cook this a lot.

~~louise~~ said...

Simply enticing. I too am quite fond of tamarind. I will have to try this idea.

Thanks for sharing...

mycookinghut said...

Gertrude,
When can I go to your place for dinner or lunch?? LOL

Yati said...

Hi Gert,
Your sambal udang looks so good!
Yati- Carbondale

Little Inbox said...

The dish goes well with nasi lemak with sambal.

The Gypsy Chef said...

Wow! I love tamarind and these look wonderful!Looking at your photo has me salivating!

Elin said...

My favourite....delicious and very appetizing :)

mila said...

I tried your butter prawn recipes....and its great nice....then i will try this tamarind shrimps....of course!

My Asian Kitchen said...

my favourite dish!!loook so scrumptious!! in fact I just cook it 2 weeks ago but my one is so hitam!!

Big Pumpkin said...

Yum!! I haven't had prawn for ages since I'm pregnant but this Assam-y flavoured prawns are really making my tastebuds drool!!

Emile Zola@life said...

Yummy yummy,one bowl of rice definitely not enough, must add rice..

Marta said...

What a great way to cook shrimp! I like experiementing with different suaces from shrimp just because I think they're so versatile and carry so many flavours wonderfully, but I'd never thought of tamarind! Must try it for sure!
Thanks for the tips!

Jo said...

I made tamarind prawns a while back and they are absolutely delicious cooked this way. You can also cook it over the bbq. You end up getting crispy bits as well.

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, I am sure you are going to like this dish. I think you can find sambal oelek at most of the Asian store.

LCOM, yes this is one of the Nonya dish.

Louise, I too love the tangy taste of it.

Leemei, you are welcome for breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime. Better still you can even stay for supper :)

Yati, it's nice to see your comment and welcome to the blogging world :)

Little Inbox, yea it taste really great with nasi lemak.

Gypsy Chef, do cook some for yourself.

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, yea mine too :)

Mila, glad you like butter prawn and I am sure you are going to like it too. You can always omit the chili paste for this dish.

Lesley, thank you. Did you add kicap manis to it?

Big Pumpkin, thanks for stopping by and congratulations. I am sure you are going to like this tangy dish :)

Emile, yea must have two bowls :)

Marta, it's easy to cook shrimps and i love using it in dishes. Do try cooking with tamarind paste especially in asian dishes :)

Jo, yea it will be great to grill it too.

Cat Cat said...

I love shrimp but I do not have tamarind paste... Gotta go and find it... Hehe.

noobcook said...

looks great! I have a bottle of tamarind so I am always looking out for recipes that use them :)

Zue Murphy said...

I am drooling over your tamarind shrimp. Yummy! I must try this recipe since I have tamarind in my fridge but never use it yet.:-)

alisa said...

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ICook4Fun said...

Cat, I am sure you are going to like this dish.

noobcook, you can cook this dish with it :)

Zue. this dish goes well with rice.

Alisa, thank you.

Food For Tots said...

This is one of the dishes my mom used to make during CNY or special occasions. It brings back a lot of fond memories. ;)

ICook4Fun said...

Food for tots, yea a very traditional dish in some household :)

Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 said...

I have never made Malaysian dishes before. Gotta try this, I have all ingredients available at home. Should make this tonight to pair up my steamed chicken : )

Love for Food and Photography said...

Just cooked with tamarind paste first time, and I'm impressed how the shrimps are delicious!! thank you for the recipe!!
I'll post to my blog with my own pictures and a credit and link to your great blog. thank you very much, hallo from Switzerland
Dany

Love for Food and Photography said...

Thank you again for this great recipe. Here my post where you are linked: http://loveforfoodandphotography.blogspot.ch/2012/08/gamberi-al-tamarindo-e-spaghettini-di.html