Monday, June 10, 2013

Sambal Udang Petai ( Sambal Prawns with Stink beans) 香辣臭豆虾


Petai (stink bean) is one of my favourite bean, especially cooked with sambal prawn, super yummy! And this bean has very good health benefits, read here to understand more.
Usually I like to cook Petai with sweet sambal tumis , it is very quick to use this sweet sambal tumis to cook a plate of yummy Sambal Udang Petai. But sometime when I run out of sweet sambal tumis and have yet to cook a new batch. I will cook from the scratch. I would like to share with you few tips to cook a nice and yummy Sambal Udang Petai here.
Petai ( Stink beans)

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just use few blend ingredients instead of the full ingredients from sweet sambal tumis.
This time I use the belacan (shrimp paste) that my mom gave it to me as her friend homemade this belacan, so it is very safe and clean belacan.

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My tips for a nice Sambal Udang Petai
1. A quick deep fry fresh prawn in hot oil (oil must be very hot)- to have crunchy prawn texture
2. Blanch Petai in hot boiling water- to slightly remove the strong taste from the beans
3. My secret seasoning- add fish sauce !!
4. My not so secret ingredient- add fried ikan bilis
There might be more steps in preparing this dish than the usual petai dish, but these steps are essential for a plate of yummy Sambal Udang Petai.
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Sambal Udang Petai ( Sambal Prawns with Stink beans) 臭豆
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

Ingredients
400g medium-sized prawns, shelled
180g petai (bitter beans or stink beans), peeled and halved
472 copy 50g ikan bilis (dried anchovies)

Blend ingredients
25 dried chilies, cut, soaked in hot water to soften and drain
8 shallots
5 garlics
1” ginger
1tsp belacan (shrimp paste)

1 onion, sliced
20g tamarind pulp+1/2cup water, mix with water, strain
1/2cup of cooking oil, can be reduce to your preference

1tbsp sugar
1/2tbsp fish sauce
Salt to taste

Method

  1. Blanch Petai in hot boiling water for less than a minute, set aside
  2. Deep fry prawns in hot oil over high heat for less than a minute, set aside.
  3. Deep fry ikan bilis till golden brown and crispy, set aside.
  4. Heat cooking oil in a wok, add blended chili paste and stir-fry till fragrant and oil begins to appear on the surface, take about 10-15mins.
  5. Add in onion slices, cook for a while. Followed by Petai, prawns and fried ikan bilis. Then pour in tamarind juice and cook for 1-2mins.
  6. Season with sugar, fish sauce and salt.
  7. Dish out to serve with Nasi Lemak, or white steamed rice.
 
We enjoyed this yummy Sambal Udang Petai with Nasi No Lemak ( I omitted coconut milk this time from this old nasi lemak recipe here )..and also fried some tofu this time (soak tofu in salt water before deep fry).

    44 comments:

    joceline lyn said...

    Sonia,一早,我就肚子饿了啦!哈哈。。

    小雨伞 said...

    超爱petai的啦~我也饿了!!

    Sem said...

    I love this sambal petai prawns. Delicious.

    Angie Schneider said...

    HUNGRY! This must be very flavoursome!

    Small Kucing said...

    one of my favourite!!! put sotong also can...hmmm as long as got petai i will "likey"

    catchee said...

    我的最爱涅…太正点了!

    ICook4Fun said...

    I saw some frozen petai at the Asian store awhile ago but decided not to get. Now I regret it after seeing this yummy dish of yours. Oh well have to wait till next week to cook this.

    Norzila Zakaria said...

    this one memang bertambah nasi ni sonia..i like..

    Mel said...

    I'm not a fan of petai but of course loves those sambal.

    Mich Piece of Cake said...

    Your petai prawns are making my mouth water! I am off to look for lunch...

    Somewhere in Singapore said...

    Drooling over the dish, hehe...

    Phong Hong said...

    Sonia, sedapnya! Now I so motivated to cook this dish :)

    May Law said...

    这臭豆也是我的最爱,看着它我都流口水了!

    鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

    这个绝对是我的最爱
    捧着白饭来了:)

    Jess @ Bakericious said...

    this dish is so good to take with white rice, yummy!

    0620 said...

    I love this dish very much
    but i cant take too spicy lor ><""

    Little blue said...

    I never try petai before~don't know I can accept the taste or not!!

    Esther Lau said...

    Yes!!!! sambal udang with petai make a perfect dish!!!!

    makcikmanggis said...

    haiya..lapar nasi ...lapar balik sebab your sambal petai nampak sungguh sedap.Tak perlu ada lauk lain lagi ,cukup dengan sambal petai saja.I boleh makan lauk begini tiap tiap hari tanpa jemu tetapi mesti ada orang bising sebab I seorang saja di rumah ini makan petai hehe.

    sabrina 莎莎 said...

    哎呀呀~~ Sonia~~
    这道老莎最爱!!吃了可以向老坤蕃薯们放炸弹!!!哇哈哈哈!!!

    Anne Regalado said...

    Darn ! I'm too far away *sigh* lol Simple yet drool-worthy dish , Sonia !

    Tracy Low said...

    臭豆,我感觉爱死他,尤其是非多多虾的臭豆。

    Jozelyn Ng said...

    Yummy, in fact, i just had this for dinner just now

    Jessie-CookingMoments said...

    Oh dear, manyak busuk lah but I love it, hahaha! There was one time when I went back to Malaysia, I would request my mum to cook it for me but that was before my children was born. Now when I go back, I still crave for it but scare that the smell will scare Ethan & isabelle away. A great dish!

    Gloria Baker said...

    Sonia what delicious and yumm recipe!!

    Lite Home Bake said...

    I still donno how to appreciate these beans although we get them every so often back in our hometown. I wouldn't mind the sambal and the prawns though :)

    Li Shuan said...

    Very appetizing sambal prawn n petai. I am yet to make the sambal ..really very busy lately... Have been eating out a lot lately.

    Siew said...

    wow, i love sambal with petai!! I need to search for petai now.... haha. p/s: I made the mashed potato bacon bun, it is so yummy! thanks for the recipe!

    lena said...

    appreciate your tips..especially on the fish sauce!

    Little Corner of Mine said...

    So delicious! Haven't had petai for a long long time.

    My Little Space said...

    My husband's side cook this dish very often. So, I seldom cook this at home. haha.... Besides, kids don't like it at all especially the smell.
    Kristy

    Tracy Yap said...

    Wow, so dee...li..cious. I missed this dish very much

    Angelljoe said...

    Sambal Udang Petai...this has an exquisite taste and your photo of it oooohhhh... so yummy...luv this dish!

    Cass @ 揾到食 said...

    I love petai but too bad my hubby dislikes :(

    Honey boy said...

    My hubby would love to have this yummy dish!! All set for your upcoming trip?? you shall have a memorable trip and must enjoy all the goodness from the land of the North of Japan!! I am feeling all excited for you!

    Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

    Such a lovely tasty dish!! Don't think I've had the beans before or we can get hold of them here. But you cooked it really nice!!

    Pete said...

    Quite some time didn't eat petai liao.....must buy some this weekend.....

    Sissi said...

    I think I see these beans in my Asian grocery store quite often (and even fresh!). I am now very curious if they really stink ;-) The dish looks absolutely delicious and I even have all the ingredients (apart from belacan; the only shrimp paste I can get here is Thai...) so I suppose I might try it one day!

    Juliana said...

    I never heard or seen this beans...but they look delicious with the prawns...so tasty!
    Thanks for introducing me to a new item.
    Have a great week Sonia :D

    WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

    nasi no lemak, haha, good one :)

    Angie Ng said...

    虽然不是我的最爱,不过也蛮好吃的。

    Choi Yen said...

    Not really care about the prawns if my mom cook this, I'll take the petai :P

    jasrul said...

    sedapnya nak jugak

    Nanthini Senkodan said...

    Try my prawn sambal too!!! http://millennialgrandma.weebly.com

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