Sunday, August 14, 2011

My Mom's Sambal Udang (Assam Udang)

Actually I scheduled this entry to post 2 days ago while I'm vacation in Korea now.But something went wrong.All the photos missing something from html...Luckily I brought my laptop with me.After correction here it's goes...

One of my mom's best dish is Sambal Shrimp(Spicy Shrimp Sauce or Assam Udang).On top of the spiciness I like the fragrant and texture of the sauce and prawn. I really can whacked 2 large bowls of steamed white rice when pairing with this dish by itself..This Assam Udang dish have the sourness(tamarind) and sweetness(sugar) beside the wonderful spiciness taste that make my appetite always fully satisfied.If you like spicy prawns dish,I would love to recommend this dish is to you and family .This dish is really suitable for any type of weather :hot humid or freezing cold day!! On top of that this dish is easy to cook!! The name does sound complicated but when you try it you will never regret!! Trust me!

500 gm large prawns,peeled and cleaned
2 tomato,cut quarter*optional*

2 lemongrass,sliced the white part only
1 inch fresh kunyit(tumuric)sliced
1 bulb garlic,peeled
5 shallot,peeled
15-20 dried red pepper
*grind above ingredients until fine*

2-3 kaffir lime leaves,shredded fine
2 tbsp tamarind with pulp mixed with 200 ml water well,extract the juice for use
sugar and salt to taste

4-5 tbsp oil


1:Blend ingredients (B) in food processor until fine,remove and set aside.Heat a medium wok or large skillet with oil at medium heat.Add in ingredients (B),keep stir for 10-15 minutes or until fragrant.
2:Add in ingredients (C) tamarind juice ,kaffir lime leaves,sugar and salt,mix well.When it bubbly boil, add in prawns and tomato.Cook for 5 minutes.Do not overcooked the prawns.It's tend to get tough.
3:Check the seasoning.Dish out and serve warm with steamed white rice.


mycookinghut said...

yum yum!! I want to eat this now! I am going give this a try, just eat with rice!

petite nyonya said...

wow! this sambal making my saliva drool!!

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