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Posted in Soup with tags on June 25, 2008 by gluttondressedaslamb

Last night’s dinner was AsianFusion. Thai, Nonya and Chinese. Love it! Spurred by our visit to Longrain in Sydney’s Surrey Hills and Amazon’s great deals, we ordered, and received our latest cookbook, Modern Thai Food, by Martin Boetz.  

Made the deep fried fish in hot and sour soup/sauce. It was lurrrrvely. Except for the fact that the house now smells of deep fried fish. Made mum’s winter melon and pork stir-fry. It was comfort food on a cold cold winter’s evening.

And to top it off, i tried this recipe from my nonya cookbook that I’ve gazed at longingly for ages now, but haven’t actually made. Not quite sure why, considering there’s only 1 ingredient, and 4 seasonings. UN-possible!

Tamarind prawns (or assam hei, hei hei) is dead simple to make, and the deliciounessity of it far exceeds the amount (or lack) or effort required.

For 2 people, I used 8 prawns. And what you do is basically marinade the prawns for about 2 hours in :

  • 2 Tbsp. of tamarind pulps, soaked in 1/3 cup of warm water; or 1/3 cup tamarind paste
  • 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

Then heat your wok, and add in 2Tbsp of peanut oil. When the oil is hot enough, put the prawns in and fry on one side. Flip prawns onto the other side and pour the remaining marinade in. Simply fry until most of the marinade has evaporated, dish up and serve!

Of course, being gluttony, my resulting dish had garlic chives, broccoli florets, cracked pepper and chilli flakes in it.  Chilli is EVERYTHING. 🙂 I also used a thick caramelish dark soy so I omited the sugar.

Would loved to have pictures of the cooked dishes but the belly monsters attacked, and they were too quick and too ferocious. There was nothing we could do to stop them.

Picture from eatingaisa

<Picture courtesy of eatingasia>