It seems quite a while that I have not cooked prawns, one of my top favourites. I had some big prawns when on holiday back in Malaysia recently. That was really delicious….mmmm. I can’t get those fresh prawns here but I’m thankful to have nice ready cooked king prawns and raw tiger prawns.
I have been craving for something spicy and sourish and just thought assam prawns would do the trick. It did! I used the ready Assam Fish Paste which makes cooking very easy and quick. I love this brand of paste, Tean’s. I had used its Curry Laksa Paste to cook Malaysian Curry Fish Laksa, Chicken Curry Paste to cook Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry and Prawn Noodle Paste to cook Malaysian Prawn Soup Noodles. All of them are very delicious and very easy to cook with the pastes.
Assam in the Malay language means ’sour’. Tamarind is always used to give the dish the unique sour taste. With all the spices and herbs added, it gives the dish a very beautiful flavour and taste. It is spicy but quite mild. This is a very popular dish in Malaysia. The recipe is very simple. You can use fish too as the picture shows. In fact you can use any seafood.
300g cooked king prawns
1/2 packet Assam fish paste
1C fresh pineapple pieces
1 & 1/2C water
Put the water and assam fish paste into a pot. Once it comes to a boil, add the prawns, broccoli and pineapples. When the broccoli is cooked, turn off the fire. Season with salt and a pinch of sugar to taste. Dish up and serve hot. It goes very well with rice…..appetising and delicious.
I notice that the prawns shrunk when cooked. The best is to add the prawns last. Next time I will use tiger prawns which are juicy, tender and delicious.
Have you ever tried any Malaysian food? Do you have a favourite one to share? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other prawns recipes that you may be interested in:
Tiger Prawns In Butter Sauce
Pumpkin, Prawns And Coconut Soup (Thai)
King Prawns And Vegetables Stir Fry
Shrimps And Bok Choy Stir Fry
Creamy King Prawns And Marrow Stir Fry
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Fried Rice Noodles With King Prawns And Chicken
King Prawns And Salmon Curry
Asparagus With King Prawns
Juicy Prawns Omelette
Tamarind (Assam) Tomato Tiger Prawns
More prawn recipes at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com/recipes/
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