Saturday, December 25, 2010

Dried Prawn Sambal (Hae Bee Hiam 虾米辣) - Nonya Style


This is a nonya recipe for dried prawn sambal.

Dried shrimp, soaked in water then drained and pound, 300g
Lemongrass, cut into half and bruised, 1 stalk
Tamarind paste (or Assam), soaked in ½ rice bowl water and extract juice, 1 tbsp
Sugar, 2½ tbsp
Salt, to taste
Kaffir Lime leaf (= Daun Limau Purut), shredded, 3 pcs
Cooking oil, for frying, 14 tbsp

Dried chilli, soaked in warm water for 10-15 mins, 9 pcs
Young tumeric rhizome, cleaned, ~3cm length, 1 pc
Shallot, cleaned & peeled, 8 units
Garlic, cleaned & peeled, 4 cloves
Belachan, toasted, 1 tsp

1. Pound rempah ingredients to smooth paste.

2. Heat oil in pan over medium heat.  Add in rempah paste & lemon grass, and fry till aromatic.

3. Add in pounded dried shrimp and half of extracted tamarind juice, and stir for 2 mins.

4. Add in remaining ingredients, and fry to desired consistency (either wetter or drier) and taste.


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