Sambal Petai Prawns

Mains
Seafood

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4

Petai, its either you hate it or you love it.. It is known for its medicinal purposes and gives an instant energy boost. The taste is nutty and creamy to petai lovers. It’s often cooked in a spicy sambal sauce with succulent prawns, squid or even crispy fried anchovies.
This recipe is from an old Malay makcik (aunty) and she learnt it from her mother! We are sharing it with you as we want the traditional recipes to be cooked in your kitchen. It’s best served with piping hot white steam rice or with Nasi Lemak.
#themeatmensg #simple #delicious

Ingredients

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US / Metric
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petai
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petai
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prawns (shelled and deveined)
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prawns (shelled and deveined)
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tamarind (mixed with 4 tbsp water and strained)
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tamarind (mixed with 4 tbsp water and strained)
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tsp
tsp
sugar (to taste)
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tsp
tsp
sugar (to taste)
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tsp
tsp
fish sauce (to taste)
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tsp
tsp
fish sauce (to taste)
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tbsp
tbsp
oil
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tbsp
tbsp
oil

Sambal paste:

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shallots
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shallots
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cloves
cloves
garlic
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cloves
cloves
garlic
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tomato
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tomato
0.00
dried chillies (soaked)
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dried chillies (soaked)
0.00
chilli padis
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chilli padis
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fresh chillies
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fresh chillies
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candlenut
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candlenut
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g
g
dried shrimp
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g
dried shrimp
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
belacan
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tbsp
tbsp
belacan

Steps

1

Cut petai into halves
Cut petai into halves
Mark as completed

2

Grind all the ingredients for sambal paste in a food processor
Grind all the ingredients for sambal paste in a food processor
Mark as completed

3

Heat 4 tbsp oil in work
Heat 4 tbsp oil in work
Mark as completed

4

Add in sambal paste
Add in sambal paste
Mark as completed

5

Add in 1½ tsp sugar (to taste)
Add in 1½ tsp sugar (to taste)
Mark as completed

6

Fry till oil separates from the paste
Fry till oil separates from the paste
Mark as completed

7

Add in prawns and petai
Add in prawns and petai
Mark as completed

8

Season with 2 tsp fish sauce, tamarind paste or to desired taste
Season with 2 tsp fish sauce, tamarind paste or to desired taste
Mark as completed

9

Dish and serve once prawns are cooked
Dish and serve once prawns are cooked
Mark as completed

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