Monday, March 7, 2011
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.
- 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.