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Assam Prawns ~ 亚参虾


Assam Prawns is a popular Malaysian dish which is not difficult to whip up.  The two main ingredients in this dish are the prawns and tamarind paste or what we call, 'assam'.  Tamarind does pair well with seafood, they complement each other and prawns cooked in this way is incredibly delicious and appetising.  Yum is the word for it!





Assam Prawns  ~  亚参虾 
Ingredients

  • 400 gm, 12 big prawns 
  • 1 onion, sliced
Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Assam/Tamarind plus 2Tbsp water 
  • 1.1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Method
  1. Mix the assam with water and strain it.
  2. Trim the prawns, devein, pat dry with paper towel and marinate with the sugar, dark soya sauce and salt, for about an hour or more.
  3. Heat up the wok with some oil and once oil is heated, drop the prawns and pan-fry till seventy percent cooked and slightly caramelised, dish out.
  4. Add in two tablespoons of water into the wok, swirl and add in the tamarind juice.  Add in the sliced onions. Stir-fry, fine tune to taste.
  5. Toss in the prawns, coating the prawns with the tamarind sauce.  Dish out and serve immediately.

Comments

  1. Can never have enough giant prawns! The sweet tangy tamarind sauce sounds really intriguing.

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  2. Yum! This dish certainly looks delicious. Love it. Must cook this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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