Friday, October 15, 2010

Sambal Petai Udang Kering


Remember, we spoke about Petai/Stink Beans previously (Sambal Petai Bilis)? Of course we did lemme assure you. This time I must mention that petai is not everyone's cup of tea, coffee, milo, horlicks or even sky juice. Some people I know, why go so far, the man I have been married to for donkeys years still have phobia over petai. God knows why. Most probably because of the smell. The smell when eating and the smell which can be really over the top smelly when you take a leak. Yes. stinky stink beans without a doubt will show its colors when you need to pee. Nevertheless, let's get one thing straight and right. Petai by far is the healthiest. Petai is the remedy for a string of health conditions. Go figure. Go read to find out. Still, despite me convincing my other half-half on the benefits or goodness of petai, he? He just wouldn't try but I have not given up on him and petai simultaneously. Alright. Let me stop here on my family food loving matter and get to the recipe right now. Malaysian (Nasi Goreng Kampung,  & Kangkung Belacan) hailing traditional Sambal Petai Udang Kering, aka Stink Beans Dried Shrimps/Prawns. Two core shining star ingredients for this sambal are (Nyonya Fish Sambal)? Obviously? Petai and  udang kering. Dry style sambal, of course we need the customary chillies (Chilli Soy Fish), onion, garlic, lime juice, salt and a tiny bit of sugar.  
Ingredients
250g of petai (sliced)
200g of dried prawns (soaked and pounded roughly)
1-2 tbsp dried chilli paste (dried red chillies pounded/grounded/blended with some water)
1 medium onion (chopped/sliced)
5  garlic (chopped)
1/2 lime (squeeze out the juice)
A piece palm sugar.
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Method:
Dry fry dried prawns till crunchy and light brown in colour.
Remove and keep aside. 
Heat oil and when heated, saute onion and garlic.
Then add chilli paste.
Stir and cook till oil splits.
Season with palm sugar, salt and lime juice.
Add dried prawns and petai.
Stir for a couple of minutes and dish out.



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3 comments:

  1. Never tasted these beans but you have made it so tempting, i'm sure they are tasty and healthy too!!!!

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  2. We r from east bengal n eat dried fish n here i do dried prawns in our way... yours is temping n new way to me

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  3. Looks good.... I have never tasted this beans..

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