Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stir-fry Water Convolvulus with Shrimp in Sambal

Water Convolvulus or water spinach is a common vegetable found in Southeast Asia.It's also called as kangkong in Malay or 空心菜 in Chinese or Ipomoea aquatica. Ipomoea aquatica grows in water or on moist soil and it's relatively cheap sold in Asia but not in USA.This vegetable is only available around summer season.Sometimes the price is quite expensive compare with other vegetables. The best way to cook this vegetable is stir-fry with sambal belacan and shrimp!

1 lb Water Convolvulus,washed ,trim about 2 inch and drained
15 shrimp,shelled and deviened
3 tbsp sambal or extra if you like spicy
3 tbsp dried shrimp,pounded
salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp oil


1:Heat large skillet or pan with oil,pounded dried shrimp and sambal at high heat for 1 minutes.Add in clean shrimp,stir-fry for 30 seconds before toss in Water Convolvulus,salt and sugar.
2:Stir-fry all the ingredients for 3-5 minutes or until the color of the vegetable changed to deep green.Check the seasoning before dish out and serve warm.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

a simple and delicious home cook dish!

Sunshine said...

yummyy....I am waiting for the weather to cool down so I can make your sambal outside. I am already preparing my hubby so he won't faint from the smell! LOL

noobcook said...

I love kangkung! yes... with sambal belachan is the best version :D~

petite nyonya said...

Wah, so sedap!!

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