Sunday, May 06, 2012

Prawn/Shrimp and Pineapple Curry

It was good to take a short vacation with my husband. Every weekend were occupied with something since we moved here until last weekend. Carlos took time away from work and we went to Monterey Bay and Carmel . We had such a great time and I took tons of pictures of the scenic views especially the 17th Miles Drive . We plan to go back again soon as we want to go for dolphins and whale watching. I will post up the pictures on my FB and my other blog later. In the meantime here is the sneak preview of one of the many pictures I took.

Now, let’s get back to this dish. I cooked this last week and I just love it. It goes really well with rice. My rice was swimming in the wonderful gravy and that is how I like to eat it. Yummy!!


1 pound large prawns/shrimps
Half pineapple – cut into chunks
2 cups coconut milk
2 kaffir lime leaves
1 piece dried tamarind – optional
Salt and pepper to taste
Sugar to taste
1 tbsp anchovy granules

Blended paste Ingredients:

10 dried chilies – soaked in hot water until soft
3 fresh red chilies – removed seeds
3 cloves garlic
5 shallots
2 lemongrass – removed the outer layers and cut small
1” fresh turmeric or 2 tsp turmeric powder

1. Put the paste ingredients in a food processor and blend it into fine paste. Clean the prawns/shrimps trim off the legs and leave the head and shell intact.
2. Heat up 2 tbsp of oil and fry blended ingredients until fragrant about 5-6 minutes
3. Add pineapple and dried tamarind. Continue cooking for five minutes. Stirring occasionally.
4. Add in about 1 cup - 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to the boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add Kaffir lime leaves.
5. Increase heat, and then add the prawns, anchovy granules, and the rest of the seasoning.
6. Bring to boil. Pour in the coconut milk. Leave it to boil for a few minutes. Check seasonings. Dish out and serve with rice.

Note: Don't forget to enter the Lemongrass and Ginger cookbook Giveaway if you have not done so. Dateline for this giveaway will be on 6th May 2012 at 6.00 pm (Eastern Time)

I am submitting this dish to to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


mr. pineapple man said...

My goodness! You have the most delicious foods on your blog!

suituapui said...

Yummmmmm!!!! This looks sooooo good! I just had lunch and looking at that, I feel hungry again. Tsk! Tsk! LOL!!!

love cooking said...

Woo…pineapple curry, it go well with seafood like calamari, mussels and of course prawns. This looks really nice, but probably too spicy for me, I might reduce the chilies. Serve with rice or bread, really yummy… :)

MeRy said...

Yummy...never know that prawn can be cooked with curry too..Next time must try your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Yay .. I have both pineapple and prawns in my fridge. Will try out this week. Thanks Gert for the idea, you are the best !

Shereen said...

This is so Nyonya:)One of my favourite dish.You can replaced the prawns with ikan sepat masin which is me!Can't wait to see your jalan-jalan pics.

Anonymous said...

i love pineapple with prawns. yummy!

Alice said...

only a few curry dishes i can accept, and i'm certain this dish is included!
look so yummy!
i wonder whether the taste will be affected if i omit anchovy granules? said...

Oh! I can smell it from here. Very delicious. I love the aroma of prawns being cooked. It will definitely make me hungry. Awesome dish! =)

MamaFaMi said...

Hi Gert... I love prawns, tak kiralah how you cooked it. Janji udang! Mesti I makan banyak! :D

K.Nor said...

nor pun antu udang mcm mama.. udang ni buat apa saja mmg sentiasa menyelerakan :)

Linda said...

What a creative dish! Again, I didn't know pineaplple can goes well with curry..... And prawn, I usually eat with sweet and sour or sambal. Will try out this dish! Thanks! Can leave out the anchovy?

Yoong said...

Yuummm! Gert...yuummmy!!

Cheah said...

I can have more rice with this yummy curry!

lena said...

buat saya lapar pagi2 tengok ini!

My Little Space said...

This is an expensive dish! I love gravy especially and can go without the prawns. Yummm...yumm...yummm...