Monday, March 7, 2011

Udang Sambal Ijo - Shrimps in Spicy Green Chilli

Udang Sambal Ijo - Shrimps in Spicy Green Chilli
I had quite a few of crazy stupid food ideas last weekend, but since there were so many things going on (namely, shopping, shopping and more shopping ^_^), I failed to execute any of them. I only managed to make this dish. Luckily, it's pretty damn tasty. Sweet, succulent, springy shrimps with spicy green chilli sambal. It's the perfect dish to clean up some reheated leftover rice, until I realized that we didn't even have leftover rice. I didn't have the time to cook another batch of rice, so we had noodles with this dish, far from perfect. Housewife wannabe FAIL.

Udang Sambal Ijo - Shrimps in Spicy Green Chilli
Recipe
- a plate of shrimps (the one I bought costs HK$49 a box, they're thai shrimps, deshelled and deveined), I split the back a bit
- 2 cm ginger, bruised
- one whole head of garlic, minced
- 6 shallot, thinly sliced
- 5 large green chilli, sliced thinly, remove the core and seeds if you don't want the sambal to be too spicy
(you can avoid slicing and chopping by throwing everything into a food processor after cleaning and peeling)
- salt, pepper, sugar, fish sauce, ground corriander, cumin, vegetable oil, crispy shallot (optional)

Saute ginger, garlic and green chilli in hot cooking oil, season with salt, pepper, sugar, fish sauce, ground corriander and cumin, add shrimps until they're just cooked, garnish with crispy shallot, serve.

If I had that leftover rice, this could also be a udang sambal ijo fried rice. Dammit. Yum.

18 comments:

chennydoank said...

...*drooling*...

Lidia Sianturi said...

mauuuuuu...nyodorin piring with nasi.

Nuttymeg said...

You said it...Yumm ;)

sarah said...

Nom, nom, sounds great. But is there really a whole head of garlic in it? I would have to avoid all human contact for 24 hours!

Also, a lovely piece of alliterative writing: "Sweet, succulent, springy shrimps".

pickyin @ LifeIsGreat said...

I like this one. Have a thing for udang lately and this will be a good shift from my normal sambal udang tumis.

Cuisine Paradise said...

Drool!!!! This look easy to prepare, shall go grab some shrimps tmr to try out :)

Pei-Lin said...

Eh, looks sedap to me! Don't ever call yourself a flop! You're very good already! Your hubby and child are blessed to have you. K?

daphne said...

Who says u failed? U looked like u have passed with flying colours!! u got one meal down LOL sometimes, i have none!

Veny said...

astagaaaa
laper jadinya in the middle of night gini
mana udang udah kupas kulit pula mau donk slurppppp

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! Looks so delicious!

Joanne said...

Well this happens to be a crazy NOT stupid delicious idea Noodles or not.

Cooking Gallery said...

This sounds so delicious! I need to give this recipe a try - the combo just sounds too great to pass!

Juliana said...

Wow, this shrimp dish looks fabulous, love it spicy...beautiful pictures :-) Hope you have a great week ahead!

pigpigscorner said...

Noodles sounds fine too!

jaimie said...

This blog is beautiful. I love your pictures!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

I love the flavour of this dish. The prawns are so juice and fresh!

Claire said...

OMG, this looks absolutely delicious. YUMMY!

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noobcook said...

this dish is screaming out to me - shrimps + chilli, my favourites..... :P~~~