Saturday, 27 February 2010

::Spicy Tamarind Angka Prawns::

I :~LOVE~: Prawns. So the bigger is gets the more i go crazy about eating it. I occasionally love buying fresh Angka prawns. It is so juicy and the flesh is crunchy. Here a recipe which i simply adore the taste. Spicy tangy all in one... Heaven.

(Serves 2)


4 Angka prawns (trim ends, keep head and shell)

1 tablespoon fresh tamarind

2 tablespoons water

1 1/2 table spoon chili paste

1 1/2 tablespoon tomato puree

1 medium onion (sliced
1 clove garlic (sliced)
1 tablespoon maggi
1 tablespoon oil
Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Sugar


1. Heat oil onto wok, add the garlic and onions once oil is hot. Saute for 1 minute.

2. Then add the tomato puree and chili paste. Stir till paste is fragrant.

3. Add the tamarind and water in a bowl. Mix well with hands and use fingers to separate tamarind flesh and seed. Drain and keep the juice and set aside.

4. Throw in the prawns, juice maggi seasoning, salt and sugar. Stir well and you might want to add a little more water if the paste to dry. Simmer till prawns are cooked well on both side.

Serve hot with steamed white rice.

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