Sunday, March 10, 2013

Shrimp Coconut Milk

Alright guys. What's the menu for the day? I think you already know it? Recipe has already spoken for itself? You are right. Shrimp Coconut Milk (Dried Shrimp Sambal, Shrimp Pho & Shrimp Pad Thai). Basically some of those shrimps still in my fridge cooked in coconut milk. Just a handful, about 10 shrimps and to volume up this dish further for a substantial portion for the two of us, I thought I might as well use up the long beans as well. Basically also because, my question is how many shrimps or prawns (Devilled Prawns, Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry, Grilled Spicy Prawns & Chinese Prawn Fritters) can we eat at one go? Moreover, we are not big shrimp eaters. Maybe two or three for each of us and instead of all about shrimp/prawns (Prawn Mango Curry, Sichuan Chilli Prawns, Prawn Noodle Soup, Sambal Udang Petai & Prawn Cocktail), beans mind you did jive in tandem as a wholesome, one dish meal for pairing alongside rice (Nasi Lemak Sambal Udang). Great right? Why on earth do we need to cook another veg side dish then? Shrimp Coconut Milk? Obviously, shrimps, long beans, coconut milk (Masak Lemak Nenas), saffron strands or turmeric powder and the usual kitchen staples. Yum right? Mouthwatering right? 

15 (about 100g) long beans - cut into 1 inch length
10 medium size shrimps - devein and leave the tail on
6 garlic - crushed
3 shallots - crushed
A pinch of saffron strands or turmeric powder 
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, sauté garlic and shallots. 
Add the rest of the ingredients. 
Simmer and cook over low heat to soften beans. 
Dish out. 
(Note:  for more sauce, add more water or coconut milk)


  1. Thanks for popping over to say hello, Nava. I know you're like me and have trouble keeping up with all the comments...there is just not enough time, is there? Your long beans look wonderful...they're not a veggie I see around here, but will certainly grab a bunch if I ever spot them. Hope your weekend was wonderful....I'll try to get by more often :)

  2. This looks delicious my friend, who can resist beans :D


  3. Both looks delicious. I didn't make gravy with long beans, I need to try now.

  4. not that like long bean no idea y~

  5. wow this is unique. Did not know greens can pair off with coconut milk and saffron strands

  6. hmmmm...delicious! we have a similar dish called "ginataang sitaw"!

  7. Simple and yummy! Not quite good at cooking long beans as I often over cook them till they are a lil too soft:(

  8. Oh, this might be delicious! I love everything that has coconut in it, and I've never tried it with beans. Thank you for this delicious recipe, a must try!


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