Sambal prawns is a delicious & popular Malay recipe .here I gave a try to cook it at home. The taste was so good. I can’t resist it with some plain rice. Here is the recipe for sambal prawns.
500g prawn/shrimp, cleaned, shelled and deveined
3-4 tablespoons oil
2 cups of water
2 tablespoons tamarind pulp, mixed with 1/2 cup water and strained
3 kaffir lime leaves, sliced thinly
10 dry red chillies, remove the seeds if don’t want to be spicy
8-10 shallots, peeled
5 tbspn belacan
Sugar 1 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste
Grind red chilly & shallots together with belacan.
Grind them until become a fine paste & Set aside.
Heat cooking oil in a pan.
Once oil is hot, add the spice paste and stir-fry until aromatic.
Then add the prawns. Continue to stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes.
Then add water, tamarind juice and bring it to boil.
Finally add kaffir lime leaves, salt, and sugar. Check sugar & salt as per taste.
The final taste should be a mix of sweet & spicy.
Serve hot with rice.
prawns look delicious… would like to know what is belacan?
Hi Amina,it is shrimp paste,easily can buy from a Asian store or pl check this post.There is one recipe on how to prepare this at home….
I’m a huge fan of prawns & this is yummy! Amy, have you submitted your entry to my Kneipp Giveaway? It’s closing tmr! Don’t give up, you may get lucky this time round 🙂 Enjoy your weekend, dear!
I will surely try this one day as I love prawns
Yummy shrimp curry. thanks for bringing it to my Virtual Eid Potluck Party. I’m sure the guests will love it too 🙂
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