Friday, February 10, 2012

Stir-Fry Sambal Sweet Potato Leaves with Shrimp

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These day we can see many Asian market  carried sweet potato leaves .Although the price is not really cheap but it's still within $3.00 a pound.I like sweet potato leaves stir-fry with spicy paste and shrimp.If I can't find watercress or some people called water spinach(kangkong) in the market ,I will substitute with sweet potato leaves.
Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) leaves provide a dietary source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and essential fatty acids. Bioactive compounds contained in this vegetable play a role in health promotion by improving immune function, reducing oxidative stress and free radical damage, reducing cardiovascular disease risk, and suppressing cancer cell growth.

1 bundle of sweet potato leaves about 2 lbs
12 large shrimp,shelled and cleaned

6-8 red chili pepper,sliced
1 bulb garlic,peeled
5-6 shallot,peeled
1 small chunk belacan about 10 gm
50 gm dried shrimp,washed and soaked
salt to taste
1 tbsp sugar
3-4 tbsp oil

2 red chili,sliced for garnishing


1:Remove the bottom part of the stems from sweet potato leaves with your fingers which is not tender.Washed with cold water few times,drains in strainer.
2:Combined all the spices in a food processor until fine.Pre-heat wok or large skillet with some oil at medium high heat..When wok is hot enough,toss in blended spices.Use spatula to stir the spices until fragrant.
3:Add in shrimp,stir-fry for 3 minutes before toss in sweet potato leaves.Increase heat to high.Keep stirring all the ingredients  for 5-8 minutes.Check the seasoning.
4:Dish out and serve warm with rice.


Cakebrain said...

mmm! this looks amazing! I love prawns and spicy sambal. Haven't tried sweet potato leaves though (I think).

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you for dropping by ☺ hope to see you again ♥

Anonymous said...

what is Belacan? i would loke to try to make it for my husband..

My Asian Kitchen said...

belacan is shrimp paste which have strong pungent 7 year old daughter said it's smell stinky but it's taste good!!lol! just google and look for the image..

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