Saturday, November 06, 2010

Blanch Okra with Spicy Sambal

When the weather gets cold I get lazy too. There are days I like something simple for my lunch. No elaborate preparation or cooking. I bought a huge bag of okra/lady fingers from the produce place for only $2.00 and beside stir-fry with eggs or put it in curries this is how I like it. Simple and delicious!!

Ingredients:

10 okras – cut the ends off

Sambal – blended into paste

4 red chilies
2 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 ripe tomato – cut into chunks
2 tbsp dried shrimps – soak for 15 minutes
Sugar and salt to taste.

1. Blanch okra in boiling water for 1 minute, drain well and set it aside.
2. Heat up frying pan with 2 tbsp of oil. Stir fry blended ingredients until fragrant and dry. Add in sugar and salt to taste. Continue to stir-fry until you see oil started to appears. Dish out and serve with the blanch okras.

13 comments:

Elin said...

Okra with mouth-watering sambal! I like it eaten this way too. Simple and appetizing :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love this simple way of serving it!

Anncoo said...

I love this, healthy and spicy with the sambal chilli.

Jeannie said...

Yes, this is a very simple but delicious dish that I like to fall back on too! Never fails to satisfy!

mr. pineapple man said...

never tried it before! wanna try~

pigpigscorner said...

I always stir fry them together. yum with rice!

K.Nor said...

gert, mintak izin copy ya..

psst!! just call me nor :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and nice to know a new friend from Malaysia:D I am sure we will be easily connected. When we want something simple this is the dish we go for too.

ICook4Fun said...

Elin, yes I always make a bit more sambal so if I want sometime quick I can just warm it up.

LCOM, yes very simple :)

Anncoo, we Asian love our sambal :)

Jeannie, yeap.

Mr Pineapple Man, do try it out.

Pigpigscorner, stir fry is good too.

K.Nor, you memanglah cepat. I dah nampak your posting kat blog you and thanks for trying it out.

Quay Po Cooks, thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes it is always nice to have a new friend. By the way, I love your blog :)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Love the simplicity of this dish. It's also my favourite way to cook okra besides cooking them in fish curry.

Cynthia said...

Oh my this is absolutely soooo good! Okra is one of my absolute favourite veggies and since I discovered sambal a few years ago, I always make and have it in the fridge. Ummmm want some of this now :)

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

Definitely a yummy and easy method to cook okra!

Anonymous said...

any suggestion for a vegetarian sambal?