Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nasi Lemak Sambal Udang


Nasi Lemak! We did speak about nasi lemak previously (Nasi Lemak)? Yes we did. In case you can't recall? Our all time, anytime we can tuck into nasi lemak? Of course. Today, I am going to share another style to our Malaysian Nasi Lemak or our famed coconut milk rice (Ikan Bilis Long Beans Fried Rice, Nasi Dagang & Dhal Lentil Rice). Nasi Lemak and pairing alongside many other dishes generally and mostly (Kangkung Belacan, Ayam Masak Merah & Ayam Goreng Berempah). In fact, the must have is a spicy dish. How can we Malaysians enjoy nasi lemak without sambal (Sambal Udang Petai & Sambal Sotong). For the coconut rice by itself, its pretty much straightforward and my rice dishes are the rice cooker, cooked in the rice cooker style. For this nasi lemak, what you have to do is almost the same. Wash rice and tip into rice cooker. Pour coconut milk as well. Either thick or thin coconut milk, up to you actually and then throw in a couple of pandan leaves, ginger slices and season with salt. Give a light stir and let the rice cooker do its job. Thereafter, use a fork or chopstick for fluffing up the rice. Now comes the part of us cooking the Sambal Udang. Prawn Sambal (Sambal Udang). Like I have already told you before, not any prawn, but fresh prawns (Prawn Noodle SoupGrilled Spicy Prawns & Prawn Mango Curry) for this different style of course. Not the same style as those I have already shared. Nasi Lemak Sambal Udang? Oh-my! Ohlalala! What more, further more can I say except akin loved made and dropped down from heaven Nasi Lemak Prawn Sambal. 

Ingredients
400g medium size prawns - de-vein and leave the tail on
1 piece of turmeric leaf/daun kunyit - sliced thinly
4-5 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1 tbsp lime juice

Chili Paste - To blend/ground
8-10 fresh red chilies (or as needed)
2-3 birds eye/chili padi (optional)
5 shallots
1/2 inch ginger
1 inch galangal/lengkuas
1 serai/lemongrass
Method
Heat oil and fry chili paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Add prawns and stir.
(Note: pour water only if you prefer more gravy).
When prawns are cooked, add lime juice, turmeric leaf and salt.
Give a good stir and remove from heat.
Serve alongside coconut rice, and condiments like boiled or fried egg, fried anchovies, fried peanuts and of course, sliced cucumber or any side vegetable dish at your own pleasure (Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis, Gado Gado, Salted Fish Pickle, Kacang Buncis TempeBean Sprouts Salted Fish & Spinach Tofu Stir Fry).


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14 comments:

  1. Looks delicious!!! not easy to cook coconut rice. The coconut need to be fresh

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  2. Your coconut rice is really winning my heart. The whole dish in itself with sambal prawns and boiled eggs looks so appetizing. And I see that you made the sambal from scratch. I would try once my bottle of sambal olek is done.

    How did you cut the eggs in half with their shells?

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  3. Hi Bal,
    Use a sharp knife and cut through the eggs. Thats what I did.

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  4. OH!! look greats!! really look so delicious, im gonna bookmark this entry link in that way if someday i want to cook nasi lemak, will follow ms.nava recipe :D

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  5. I love nasi lemak. This should be Malaysia National Dish. =)

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  6. one of my favorite is the prawn sambal..
    My MIL use the dried prawn + the fresh prawns..
    GOOD..

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  7. I simply love the exotic combination of flavours in this dish my friend :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  8. This looks great. I really want to try coconut rice.

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  9. Like you, I normally buy nasi lemak outside since its quite tough to cook for 2 unless I were to make it into our breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, I am quite keen to try my hand on it...one fine long weekend I shall do so.

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  10. same like missyburkit. Usually i tapau from outside rather than cook coz only 2 person eating

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  11. Great clicks! I want to dive right in. :)

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  12. This looks mouth watering, I will try cooking prawns like this next week.

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  13. This is an absolute favourite of mine... looks so lovely yours

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