Sambal Terasi Udang - Spicy Shrimp Sauce Prawns


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Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 lemongrass, bruised and knotted
  • 3-5 dried red chilies, seeded
  • 3/4 cup water
  • tamarind juice from 5 gram tamarind + 2 tablespoon water, massaged and strained
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
  • 450 gram (1 lb.) prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • Grind the following into spice paste
  • 100 gram shallot (or onion)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 3-5 red bird eye chilies, seeded
  • 1 inch galangal
  • 6 candlenuts (or 12 macadamia)
  • 10 gram shrimp paste (Indonesian: terasi), toasted

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a wok/frying pan over medium-high heat. Sauté spice paste, lemongrass, and dried red chilies until fragrant and cooked. About 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add water, tamarind juice, salt, and sugar. Stir, then cover the wok/pan with a lid, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
  4. Give a quick taste test and add salt/sugar if needed. Add in the prawns and kaffir lime leaves. Cover again with lid, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or just until the prawns are cooked.
  5. Turn off the heat. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with steamed white rice.

Another great recipe by https://dailycookingquest.com.