So I finally made Rawon myself! I had to go to the wet market to get my buah keluak. Remember that poisonous Indonesian nut that if not properly processed is deadly? Well, the east way out for me is to get from the stall owner ready processed ones! 🙂
We love sting Ray (skate wings) here. Usually, the preferred way of eating in our hawker centers will be grilled on a banana leaf and then topped with a piquant sambal sauce. I’ve made one before and shared it here.
But last Saturday, I made this dish so that it could be mixed together with my other seafood dishes in a shellout day meal (Header Picture).
It’s a sambal dish but I added garam masala and plenty of black pepper. Fry till quite dry and caramelised but make sure not to overcook the fish or it’ll be dry.
The next few steps are video recordings of me frying the paste and then adding in the aromatic leaves i.e. curry leaves and lime leaves. And then the stingray pieces, and finally lots of black pepper and of course salt to taste. Fry till fish is cooked and the skins slightly caramelised.
You can squeeze calamansi lime over before eating for a more uplifting experience!
This is one of the easiest and my go to recipe whenever I see large prawns. And last Saturday when I went to the market, boy, were there some super HUGE prawns at the regular seafood market stall!
Even though it cost $24 a kilo, I bought it because it looked sooooo tempting! Look how huge these prawns are!
After cleaning the innards and cutting off half of it’s head, I marinated them in white pepper and deep fried all of them till fully cooked.
After frying the prawns, remove them, then discard the oil and replace the wok with fresh cooking oil. Add chopped garlic, three sprigs of curry leaves (from my potted plant 🙂 ) and slices of red bird’s eye chillies.
Once these aromatics are fried fragrant, add the prawns back to the wok and add about 3 tablespoons of Indonesian kecap manis and a squeeze of lime juice from half a lime. Season with a bit of salt and that’s it! I love love love this simple dish of spicy fragrant soy based sauce. Sprinkle with a smattering of coriander leaves (cilantro) and mint (both I got from my potted plants.) 🙂
Dinner situation last night was a quick affair. I had lamb that had been defrosted in the fridge and was thinking of cooking something curry-ish but not quite. So when The Man asked what’s for dinner, I replied, ‘Lamb Tomato Curry’. And he was like ‘Which is it? Lamb Tomato or Lamb Curry?’ 😁
This is a mild curry version and this time, I recorded the entire process and posted it on my newly created YouTube channel – Shasha Cooks.
1. Blend one white onion, two garlic cloves and a knob of ginger to form a paste
2. Slice half a white onion into thin slices
3. 1kg of bone in lamb, cut into bite sized chunks
4. Cinnamon stick, four cardamom pods, 2 sprigs of curry leaves