Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stir-fry Okra with Shrimp in Sambal

Okra is also know as ladyfinger or gumbo.Okra is widely used in gravy-based preparations or stir-fry or sauteed with spices and some sugar in Indian and Malaysia dishes. One of my favourite okra dish is stir-fry with shrimp and sambal.This is one of the famous dish eated by mostly Indian,Chinese and Malays in Malaysia.Ask any Malaysian,they will tell you how they love this dish.Here I would love to share with you my homemade stir-fry okra with shrimp in sambal belacan.

1 lb Okra(tip and end remove) wash and drain

1 lb large head on shrimp ,snipe antenna off

1 carrot,peel and sliced

2 tbsp sambal-belacan

50 gm or handful dried shrimp,soaked and chopped fine

1 tbsp tamarind powder

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp chicken bouillon

2-3 tbsp water

2 tbsp cooking oil


1:Microwave clean okra at high heat for 2 minutes. Heat skillet or wok with oil at medium high heat,add in chopped dried shrimp,fry until fragrant,then add in sambal-belacan and shrimp.
2:Stir-fry shrimp for 1 minute then add in okra,carrot,sugar,chicken bouillon and tamarind powder.If it's too dry add in some water,mix well and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
3:Check the seasoning,then dish out and serve warm with rice.


ICook4Fun said...

This is one of my fav way of cooking okra. Another will be in curry. Yummy!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Now you make me wanna to cook curry okra!! yes don't we all love this spicy scrumptious dish!!

Lady said...

Wow, I wanted to try this kind of dish. It looks amazing and perhaps it also looks delicious.

Michelle said...

thanks for this recipe! I tried it but used fish sauce and lemongrass to marinade the shrimp and not use chicken bouillon at all. I also didn't have tamarind powder so i used tomato as the souring agent instead--turned out great! My husband (who is from Malaysia) finished the dish and 2 bowls of rice :)

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