Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tiger Prawns with Spicy Fermented Bean Sauce :Har Lok (虾烙)

·         1 kilogram jumbo tiger prawns (about 8 prawns)
·         10 shallots, roughly chopped
·         4 cloves garlic, minced
·         4 tablespoons fermented soybeans (tauchu, whole bean or paste)*
·         1 tablespoon sugar
·         4 tablespoons chili sauce (ady put 10 tablespoons) 
·         3 tablespoons tomato sauce
·         3 tablespoons oyster sauce
·         a handful of fresh coriander including stems, chopped, reserve some leaves for garnish
·         peanut oil for frying
·         1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water
·         a small pinch of salt 
Clean the prawns by removing the beards and legs. Snip off the sharp end of the tails and segment the prawns into four parts - head, two segments from the body and one from the tail. Using a pair of tweezers, remove any visible digestive tracks (or as I call them - poo shoots, heh). If using medium-sized prawns, keep them whole, butterfly and devein as usual. Chop the fermented soybeans or bean paste with the sugar and set aside in a bowl. Mix the chili, tomato and oyster sauce in another bowl.
Heat up oil in a large wok. On high flame, fry the shallots and garlic till fragrant. Add in the tauchu and sugar mix. Fry for a couple of minutes and add the sauce mixture. Combine well for another 3 minutes. Add a little water to the sauce mixture and fold in the prawns. Toss evenly with the sauce for 2 minutes. Cover for 1 minute. Remove lid and toss for another 2 minutes or till prawns are just cooked.
Thicken the sauce according to your liking with the cornstarch mixture. Season to taste by adding a little salt sparingly just to flavor as the tauchu is already salty. Remove to a serving platter and garnish with some picked coriander leaves and serve warm with your choice of rice, bun or bread.
I hope you smile today :)

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  1. As salam Ady...
    kalau masakan udang memang kegemaran my family...menyelerakan tu..

  2. waduh ady..x tahan sehh akak tgk udangmu yg gumuks iteww!!

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