Thursday, July 20, 2017

Belitong in Kamheong Sauce

Belitong or cerithidea obtusa is a species of sea snail. A favorite Asian marine gastropod, it's also commonly known as "Siput Sedut" amongst the Malays.

Spice up your lunch or dinner with this quick and easy yet amazingly delicious spicy Belitong Kamheong recipe.



Belitong in Spicy Kamheong Sauce

Ingredients: 

·  1kg of belitong, cleaned and shell tip removed ·  100 grams of shallots ·  8 garlic cloves ·  1/2 cup of dried shrimps ·  1 large handful of dried red chilies, or 2 tbsp of chili paste ·  3 stalks of lemongrass, smashed ·  6 fresh red chili padi, smashed ·  3 stalks of curry leaves ·  2 tablespoons of fish curry powder ·  2 tablespoons of oyster sauce ·  Salt and sugar to taste ·  1 tbsp of tamarind paste, soaked in 1tbsp of water, remove seeds.

Steps to prepare: 

• Begin by placing the belitong in a pot, add 2 tbsp of salt and cover with water. Bring to a boil, continue boiling until cooked. Drain and set aside. •  Blend the shallots, garlic, dried shrimps and dried red chili/ chili paste with a small amount of water. • Using a large wok, heat up the oil and fry in the curry leaves for about 5 minutes. Add the smashed lemongrass, fry until golden. • Then add in the blended ingredients till the paste is slightly thick and fragrant. • Next add in curry powder and oyster sauce. Fry it till the oil separates from the paste and later add in the tamarind juice paste. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes. • Once that is done, add in the belitong, salt and sugar to taste. • Mix and stir the belitong until the belitong are completely coated with the kamheong sauce. • Serve with hot white rice. 

* The dried chili must be de-seeded, if you can't stand very spicy food, and soaked in water to soften, as well as the dried shrimps.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Masak Lemak Cili Api Udang & Nenas

MASAK LEMAK CILI API UDANG & NENAS

PRAWN WITH PINEAPPLE IN CREAMY COCONUT CHILI GRAVY



Serves 4

INGREDIENTS   
                                                 
·         400g prawns
·         250ml thick coconut milk
·         1 cup water
·         4-6 red chili api (bird’s eye chili), split lengthwise
·         3 asam gelugor
·         2 stalk of lemongrass, smashed
·         2 pineapple slice, cut into bite size
·         1 tumeric leaf
·         3 kaffir lime leaf
·         sugar to taste
·         salt to taste

Spice Paste
·         10 shallots
·         4 garlic cloves
·         ½” slice of young ginger
·         2 stalk of lemongrass, sliced
·         tumeric root, thumb-size

DIRECTIONS      
                                                                            • Trim prawn, devein but leave shell on.

• Combine the spice paste ingredients, pound using a pestle & mortar until forms a fine paste.

• Put coconut milk, water, chili api, smashed lemongrass and spice paste in a pot, bring to a gentle simmer.

• Add prawn, slowly bring to boil. Add asam gelugor and pineapple.

• Add roughly torn tumeric leaves and kaffir lime leaves, reduce heat and cook until fragrant.

• Season with salt and sugar to taste.

• Garnish with finely sliced tumeric & kaffir lime leaves and fresh red chilies.

• Serve with hot white rice.


* Note : This recipe was tweaked to suit the non-spicy palate, feel free to add more chili if you wish.