Monday, September 14, 2009

Stir-fry Petai (Stinky Beans) wt Bamboo Shoot and Shrimp in Sambal

While I was chatting with my mom,she told me she mixed bamboo shoot when she cooked petai.Petai or Stinky Bean is one of many Asian favourite beans which you can find everywhere in Malaysia,Indonesia,and Thailand.If you're not use to eat this Stinky Beans ,it's can be really challenging...love it or hate it!!.As some people called petai is a Taboo food like durian.This beans have a very strong pungent or unique flavor after you consume it .Here is US and A we don't have the luxury to get fresh petai in pods.The petai we can get is from Thailand and it's called Sator Beans in frozen form.While I shop at Asian market I found few of the Asian market sold fresh bamboo..well,I never try to cook fresh bamboo shoot with petai..Later I told my mom that I used fresh bamboo to cook with petai but when she asked did I boiled the bamboo first before stir-fry with petai..."huh...boiled first ?"" but but then the bamboo don't have crunchy texture" I said...but my mom told me don't worried ,after boiled the fresh bamboo still have crunchy texture...Hmmmm...maybe next time I will try to use precooked bamboo that I saw on the chiller shelve in the market to save me all the work..





Ingredients:
1 pack frozen petai about 229 gm ,thawed
I head small fresh bamboo,peeled and sliced julienne
8 large shrimp,shelled ,clean and deviened
3-4 tbsp sambal-belacan-paste or more
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt or to taste
1 tbsp tamarind powder
2 tbsp oil
Method:
1:Heat large skillet or wok with oil and sambal-belacan-paste at medium high heat.When the pan is sizzling hot add in shrimp,fry for 30 seconds or until it's curl,then add in cut bamboo shoot and petai.
2:Stir-fry the ingredients for 2-3 minutes,add in tamarind powder,sugar and salt to taste.Mix all the ingredients well.Check the seasoning.
3:Dish out and serve warm with rice.






5 comments :

Sonia said...

Amazing, I do not know bamboo can be cook together with petai, can imagine the taste, must try this out soon since petai also my favorite.

Sunshine said...

Does the Thai Petai taste like the Malaysia Kampung Petai? Is the smell as strong like we have back home? Mishu makan petai or not? When u cook the petai Eliot didn't run away?LOL

tigerfish said...

Petai and bamboo shoots! Two robust flavors in your dish.

My Asian Kitchen said...

Sonia:
thanks! looking forward your post soon!

sunshine:
I think Thai's petai are less pungent and stinky than kampung petai..you should try some if you can get hold of it at your area..No Mishu not keen of any vegetable,so petai stinky or not she still refuse to eat..actually petai stinkyness don't come out when you're cooking it ,it's the afterware effect! lol!


tigerfisH:
yes it's ! thanks!

avner said...

how can i buy petai im in middle east

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