Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sambal Petai and Prawn Again!!!

I have posted this recipe before. I just wanted to update it with better photos as I was in a hurry while shooting the last photos.

While I was reading Petite Nyonya's post, it reminded me that I still have a pack of petai in my freezer. The frozen petai is from Thailand and doesn't taste as good as the wild and fresh petai in Malaysia. However, it is good enough to relieve my craving for it. I can't complain too much! :-p

Normally, I will cook some egg plant whenever I consume petai, it is a trick to get rid of the awkward smell of the urine after consuming petai. Trust me, it works!! :-)


Tom loves petai so much, surprise huh?? :-p

Recipe from my previous post :
1. 120g petai
2. 400g medium prawn (trim the spikes and de-vein)
3. 170g shallot
4. 125g red chili (unseeded)
5. 5g dried chili (unseeded)
6. 1/2 tbsp dried pre-fried belacan
7. 10g fresh turmaric
8. 1 tbsp dried shrimp
9. 2.5 tbsp vegetable oil
10. 160~80ml water
11. 10g tamarind fruit - mix with 1.5 tbsp water for juice
12. Salt to taste
13. A pinch of sugar to taste (optional)

Steps :

1. Blend well the ingredient #3~#8.
2. Heat up the frying pan and oil.
3. Pour in sambal mixture, stir in medium high heat for 7~8 minutes.
4. Add in the prawns, continue to cook (gradually add in water) until the prawns are almost done (about 3~4 minutes, depends on the prawn size),
5. Add in petai and tamarind juice cook for another 2~3 minutes.
6. Season to taste.


  1. Seafood!! woo hoo~ gets me excited.. haha.. XD

  2. This really makes me drooling..

  3. Weeeeee!!!! Yummy!! Finally you've used yr frozen petai you mentioned previously! I agree too that M'sian petai has stronger & nicer smell (or stink!). The egg plant trick is new to me..thanks for sharing :D

  4. *Tracie..we both have a lot in common, dark chocolate, seafood, mexican food?? LOL!!

    *Anncoo, thanks for dropped by. :-) This dish is really appetizing! I never get tired of it.

    * Nyonya, haha... that egg plant trick makes me don't have to worry about going to the office restroom the next day after consuming petai.

    The first time I cooked petai - my hubby just had 2 bites.

    The second time - he liked it.

    The third time - he loved it! Could eat just petai alone without mixing with rice. Yay me!!! lol!!

  5. Hi Wendy, I've passed on to you the A-Z Tag which I've received from Anncoo. Please come to my site to collect it and pass it to 4 other blog friends of yours.

    p/s Your hubby so steady huh! :D

  6. Yumm...I also love petai, but almost never eat them because I don't want to contaminate the bathroom afterwards....;-D!!

  7. hey Nyonya.. thank you!!!

    "Cooking-Gallery" - eat egg plant when consuming petai, it is a trick to get rid of the smell. :-)


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