I just modified from my old Ayam Masak Merah recipe into this Udang Masak Merah which i changed chicken to prawn. Love the gravy of this dish, a bit spicy, sour, savoury and sweet, can have more rice !
Udang Masak Merah 香辣红番茄虾500g fresh prawns, clean and snip off the sharp points, leave shell intact3/4tsp turmeric powder1/2tsp salt1 lemongrass, slicedA small knob of blue ginger / lengkuasA small knob of ginger6 dried red chillies, trim and soak in water for half hour3 garlic, sliced4 shallots, sliced
1 tomato, chopped1 onion, sliced5tbsp tomato ketchup1tsp oyster sauceSalt to tasteSugar to tasteWaterOil for deep fryingKaffir lime leaves, julienne, for garnishingMethod1. Blend lemongrass, blue ginger, ginger, dried chillies, garlic, shallot with little water till fine paste, set aside.2. Marinate prawns with turmeric powder and salt for 30mins.3. Heat oil over a wok and deep fry prawns till cooked. Dish out.4. Retain 3tbsp of deep fried oil in the same wok, add in blended paste and sauté till aroma (takes about 10-15mins).5. Put in chopped tomato, onions, tomato ketchup, oyster sauce and some water, cook for few minutes. Season with salt and sugar.6. Return deep fried prawns and mix with the gravy, cook for 1min.7. Dish out, garnish with Kaffir lime leaves and serve hot.
Recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover