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Monday, July 28, 2008

Sambal Udang

Sambal Prawns with Button Mushrooms.

A dish in which u can add almost anything into the sambal. This time, it's prawns.


1kg prawns
1 can of button mushrooms

Blend together :

15(or more) dried chilles - seeded,soaked to soften or microwave for 10mins in a bowl of water
a really huge pinch of belachan(shrimp paste)
5-6 cloves of garlic
2-3 big onions
1 tbsp of ikan bilis(anchovies) granules

1 heaped tbsp of tamarind-add some water and knead to produce some juice
3 tbsp sugar or to taste (add more if chilli is too hot for u)
salt to taste

Heat sufficient oil in wok(it's ok if u add too much-u can always scoop it out after cooking)and saute blended ingredients.Make sure it's cooked (tumis sampai betul2 pecah minyak),stirring continuously.Add tamarind juice,sugar and salt.Add some water if u like some gravy but the consistency shudn't be too dry nor too dilute.Taste to suit yr liking. Add the prawns .Coat gravy over prawns and simmer for a few minutes bf turning adding in the button mushrooms. When gravy has thickened and prawns are cooked, remove from heat.Serve.

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