Thursday, March 20, 2014

Prawn Mee


Coming close to the previous Prawn Mee, the broth for this soupy noodle dish is also made with prawn shells and heads. As always and as said before, because pork and chicken broth is a taboo for my other half (lemongrass prawn meeprawn mee hoon soup, Cantonese seafood yee mee, prawn curry laksa and dried prawns yee mee), instead of throwing away the prawn shells and heads, I treasure them by storing in the fridge. To make the broth then, it is rather simple - simmer the shells and heads over "very” low heat or you can fry them with tad bit of oil to release the smell before pouring water in.  

By the by, the stock is one thing, the other is the sambal/chili dip - scoop(s) added into the broth and the balance to be eaten with this true calling for the true Malaysian tastes prawn mee. 
Ingredients
For the broth
3 cups prawn shells and heads
1 tbsp of oil

For the sambal/chili dip
1 tbsp dried chili paste
1 tsp belacan dried shrimp powder (optional)
(Note: you can also ground/blend dried red chilies with roasted belacan/shrimp paste)
2 tbsp of oil
A pinch of salt  
For the topping (as needed)
Fresh prawns (remove shells and heads and de-vein)
Mee hoon/rice vermicelli (or any other type) - blanched to soften
Kangkung/water spinach - cut off the roots, slid into two and slice into 1 inch length
Boiled eggs
Fried shallots
Spring onion - shredded/sliced thinly
Lime wedges

Method
For the broth
Heat oil and when heated, fry shells and heads till crispy.
Pour about 1 1/2 litre of water.
(more water for more broth)
Simmer over low heat for about an hour.
Drain off the shells and heads.
Pour back the broth into the pot.

For the sambal/chili dip
Fry chili paste and shrimp powder in heated oil.
Continue frying till oil splits.
Season with a bit of salt.
Remove and keep aside

Add a scoop of the chili dip into the broth.
Season with salt if needed.
Blanch fresh prawns in broth for a couple of mins or until tender.
Remove, cool down and slice into two pieces.
Blanch kangkung in broth to soften and keep aside.
Assemble noodles with blanched prawns and kangkung, eggs, fried shallots and spring onion.
Pour broth over.
Serve with chili dip and lime wedge(s).
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28 comments:

  1. love the soup but more than that love sambal dip.

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  2. You are the soup queen, so many yummy soup recipes you post
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  3. drooling here..looks so flavourful & delish...loved that dip too...

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  4. So lovely prawn mee.....This is new to me and ur pics tells how drool worthy it is :)

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  5. noodle soup looks awesome .def a colorful meal ....

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  6. wow, this looks yummy!! hearty yet comforting bowl of prawn mee!

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  7. inviting prawn mee....nice to know the tip about making soup broth using prawn head and shell,Next time,I will not throw these parts

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  8. New one to me...the preparation of the broth is quite informative too...now I got it as to why I see people taking home the heads n shells of prawns. Nice comfort soup.

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  9. Looks very comforting and filling.. Loved your photos..

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  10. Looks so yummy,, wud love to give this a shot.. thanks fr sharing ♥
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  11. Looks so tempting Nava ! like a pic from a table in a restaurant :)

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  12. This soupy noodle looks very yummy and tempting.

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  13. I like it hot,best prawn mee is in Penang.

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  14. Yummi-licious! Love the shots with the lights coming in! Did you buy those photography lighting recently?

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  15. Looks good but I m vegetarian. ..
    Lovely clicks navi...

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  16. Amazing photography and a delicious recipe... this looks like a perfect combo :)

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  17. wow it looks delicious!
    very nice blog by the way :)

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  18. looks absolutely delish. droooling.

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  19. Its a pretty new combination for me Prawn Mee with Sambal dip. Quite inviting and great Pictorial.

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  20. that last picture is really good nava...

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  21. your soups are so tempting, delicious and awesome....

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  22. Wow! I love the broth that is created by boiling prawns heads and shells. That flavour has no substitute. Making a soup out of that can take it a step ahead. As always, it's an amazing recipe with stunning imagery.

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  23. interesting soup with prawn shells, love it!!!

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  24. Drooling over this soup, I love the addition hard boiled egg on this soup!

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  25. Luce muy delicioso y adorable color me encantan las sopas,abrazos :)

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  26. wow, thats hard work especially cooking this broth

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  27. Wow, what awesome clicks... you would surely turn a vegetarian into the other :) Haha

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