Friday, January 08, 2010

Thai-Style Stir-fry Shrimps

Kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass plays a great role in this dish. This is one delicious way to cook shrimps with rich fragrant flavor of kaffir lime leaves. This dish can be served with warm rice or noodles

Ingredients:

10 large shrimps – cut away all the legs and leave the shell and head intact
3 cloves garlic – finely chopped
4 bird eyes chili – finely chopped
1 lemongrass – finely chopped
½ tsp of turmeric powder
4 kaffir lime leaves
1 tsp brown sugar
Salt to taste

1. Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Stir in garlic, lemon grass and chilies. Stir-fry until fragrant. Add in kaffir lime leaves, turmeric powder, sugar and salt. Stir well.
2. Add in the shrimp, tossing them around in the pan to make sure they are coated in the sauce.
3. Arrange the shrimp against the base and side of the pan to fry on both sides until lightly brown and the shrimp cooked.
4. Dish out and serve warm.

Note: Do not add any water as the shrimps will discharge some liquid.

26 comments:

MaryMoh said...

Thai food and prawns are my favourite. This is just what I want for dinner! Beautiful ingredients...mmm

Angie's Recipes said...

mmmmm...yum yum yum...the picture of this Thai prawn dish makes me so hungry.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Delicious! Give me a bowl of rice now.

Rate This Recipe!! said...

OMG!! This is sinfully delicious!! I can't have enough of these shrimps!

mycookinghut said...

The word of 'Thai' and 'prawns' caught my attention!! What a delicious dish.. would love to dive in!

mycookinghut said...

The word of 'Thai' and 'prawns' caught my attention!! What a delicious dish.. would love to dive in!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

You make EVERYTHING look good. Really a very talented cook!

pigpigscorner said...

This looks so appetising!

pearly said...

hey Dear : HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR LOVE ONE .
LOOK YUMMY AND EASY TO MAKE love all your receive will give it a try . sorry havn't pop around for very long tiem :)
TAKE CARE XXXX

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This dish look so tempting, yummy !!

Jeannie said...

I have been drooling over your blog photos for sometime now and this is another great one to drool over!

Beachlover said...

your shrimp is calling my name!! I love shrimp and never try this style of cooking yet! hmmm...must try your receipe one day soon!! thanks for sharing!

Elin said...

Simple and delicious! Yummy ! :)

tracieMoo said...

I absolutely love shrimps! this looks so mouth watering.. yum yum.. :D

Yan said...

now, now, this really whets up my appetite for Thai foodies ....

sedap looking 'prawnies' indeed...

looks like theres lots more to drool from your food blog this year too ya....

cheers !
yan

zurin said...

oooh that looks fantastic as ur dishes do ALWAYS!

Sabrina Woon said...

hmmm. prawns. my favorite :)

MamaFaMi said...

Here udang, there udang, everywhere udang...aiyoo makes me crazy la... Bukan apa, everytime I nak makan udang, hubby will keep reminding...mama...udang high cholesterol okay... eeeee potong stim betullah! That's why, kalau masak udang, I curi-curi makan behind his back, if I really want to enjoy my udang dishes la! Teruk mama ni kan?! Hahaha...

Dodol & Mochi said...

Sounds like one of those dishes that would stir up my appetite even more!! Thanks for sharing this great yummy dish with us!

Pei-Lin

kate the bake said...

Hi
I have just come across your blog, and love it! I feel as though I have just discovered a favourite cookbook and I am looking forward to trying out some of your recipes.
Thank you, Kate

Anonymous said...

Gert,
Shrimpy-licious(I kno,no such word). Another great recipe.I made that (minus the lemon grass) for lunch today.Next attempt the yogurt cakelets.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND CARLOS. Thanks for the card.
Lee.

Cheah said...

This picture is so yummy, love anything Thai. Drooling!

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, mine too and I can't get enough of it.

Angie, :)

LCOM, yea this dish is great with rice.

Rate This Recipe, do try this dish out. Is delicious!

Lemei, ha ha we love our prawns.

Ju, thank you.

Pigpig, thank you.

Pearly, how are you doing. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Sonia, yes it is :)

Jeannie, :) thank you.

Lesley, I like this simple way of cooking shrimps.

Elin, yes it is :)

ICook4Fun said...

Tracie, look like there are a lot of shrimp lover out there :)

Yan, memang sedap!

Zurin, thank you.

Sabrina, maybe I should cook this for our CNY dinner. What do you think?

Mamamfami, aiyah laki you potong steam saja. Nak makan aja cakap about cholesterol! Tak apa makan one or two ekor I think is ok lah.

Pei-Lin, you are welcome.

Kate the bake, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Hope to see you often here :)

Lee, Happy New Year to you too!! How are you doing? Glad you like this dish.

Cheah, thank you.

lostpastremembered said...

Great looking shrimp and simple delicious recipe/// perfect!

Sabrina Woon said...

hmmm..yeah, its a great idea to cook this on CNY dinner or reunion dinner ? but i'm paying more attention on looking forward to ur cakes and cookies ! :D HAHA.