Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Assam/Tamarind Prawns (亚参虾)

My friend brought me some fresh big prawns from her hometown again. Last time I cooked the Prawns with chilli, garlic and salt. Since I miss Peranakan cuisine very much recently, so I decided to cook this Assam/Tamarind Prawn. They're delightful and well received by my family. 
ASSAM/TAMARIND PRAWNS (亚参虾)

600g prawns 
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1½ tsp salt

50g tamarind (assam) paste
5 tbsp hot water

2 shallots, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 fresh chili, sliced

1 tbsp chili sauce
3 tbsp sugar, or to taste 
Ground white pepper, or to taste
2 tbsp water

1tbsp vegetable oil

Method :
  • in a bowl. add 5 tbsp hot water to tamarind until dissolved. Discard the pulp, set aside.
  • Marinate prawns with salt and dark soya sauce for 15 minutes.
  • Add oil to pan, add garlic, shallots and chilli, stir fry over medium heat till fragrant
  • Add chilli sauce, tamarind liquid, 3 tbsp water and prawns. Simmer, uncovered, till sauce is reduced. Add sugar and ground white pepper to taste, cook till sauce is thick.

9 comments:

  1. this looks just like those straight off from the tze char stall! you are just amazing esther!

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  2. What great giants! The sauce looks and sounds amazingly delicious, Esther.

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  3. Hi Esther,
    I'm drooling as I know this sourish spicy prawn dish is very yummy. ... I bring some rice over ... hee hee !

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  4. Tamarind prawns are my favourite after Butter Prawns. Yours look so yummy, Esther

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  5. Hi Esther, seeing the words tamarind already make me salivate... surely this is very appetizing! Yum. -Yen

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  6. Esther, what a tasty prawn dish! More rice for me please!

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  7. yum yum, this dish must pair with white rice!

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  8. Yum, this looks exactly what I will get when I order from tze char.. looks so delicious!

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