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Soymilk Assam Prawns



A delicous yet easy to prepare mouth-watering sourish curry dish which will definitely tantalise your tastebuds.  Instead of coconut milk, I used sugarless soymilk  and it tasted just as good. This dish will make you refill your bowls or plates with more rice and leave the table, satisfied and contented ........ burp!





An alternative to rice is to serve this dish with cooked rice vermicelli.....yummy!

Recipe for Soymilk Assam Prawns

Ingredients
  • 200 gm medium size prawns with shell removed but  tail ends intact
  • 30 gm assam jawa/tamarind paste
  • 3 red chillies
  • 10 shallots
  • 4 pips garlic
  • 1 onion - cut into wedges
  • 50 gm long beans - cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 5 okra/ladies fingers
  • 2 tomatoes - cut into wedges
  • 5 beancurd puffs, halved
  • 1 cup soymilk
  • 3/4  cup water
  • Seasalt and sugar to taste
  • 1/2  tsp anchovies/ikan bilis stock granules  (optional)
Preparation
  1. Devein and remove the shells from the prawns.  Season with a bit of seasalt and sugar, set aside.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water to the tamarind paste, mix and strain out the juice.  Set aside.
  3. Blend the chillies, shallots and garlic.  Saute with some oil till fragrant.
  4. Add in 1/2 cup water and tamarind juice, simmer.
  5. Toss in the beancurd puffs, long beans, okra, simmer.
  6. Add in the tomatoes, ikan bilis stock granules, prawns and pour in the soymilk.  Let it simmer, test for taste and turn off heat.
  7. Dish out and serve with steaming hot white rice.
Note :  Once the soymilk is added, do not bring to a boil as the heat will make the soymilk curdle, just simmer till the prawns are cooked.
           



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Comments

  1. Hi there,

    we think thins recipe looks great! We will give it a try.

    Please come and check out our new blog;

    http://earthwalkersfpcp.blogspot.com.au

    We'd love to know your thoughts.

    Thanks,

    Adam & Kristy.

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    1. Nice of you to drop by. Will certainly take a peep at your blog.

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  2. I love prawns and this looks very delicious and healthy. Must bookmark it for the weekend.

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  3. cheah, in regardless you use coconut milk or soymilk, i still want this mouth watering assam dish!

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  4. Another delicious prawns post, just been to Kokken69's blog and she has a nice prawns dish there too!

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    1. Yup, will drop by her blog to check it out too.

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  5. This is simply droolworthy! Love those giant prawns.

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  6. Whoa, never tried cooking with soymilk before. The soup looks pretty nice.
    Kristy

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    1. Thank you Kristy,if you don't tell, really can't differentiate whether it's santan or soymilk.

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  7. Oh yes...more rice please! Looks very appetizing. I love the idea of using soymilk instead of coconut milk. I do that sometimes too :)

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    1. Ya, but now seems that coconut oil is not so harmful after all....food for thought.

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