Satay Prawns (Prawns/Shrimps with Spicy Peanut Sauce)1/2 pound head-on & shell-on medium size shrimps (deveined)
3 tablespoons peanut sauce
Some corn starch (to lightly coat the shrimps)
Oil for deep frying
1 garlic (finely chopped)
3-5 bird’s eye chilies (lightly crushed with a cleaver) – Optional
Method:Lightly coat the shrimps with corn starch and deep fry them until golden and well done. Dish out and set aside on a plate with paper towels (to absorb the excess oil).
Heat up a wok and saute the garlic until light brown. Add in the satay peanut sauce and stir a few times. Toss in the fried shrimps and blend them well with the satay peanute sauce. Dish out and serve immediately.
Satay Peanut SauceIngredients:
1 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts (unsalted)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar (palm sugar preferred)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oil
1 heaped tamarind pulp (soaked in 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes, squeeze the tamarind pulp for juice and discard the pulp)
6-8 dried red chilies (seeded and soaked in warm water)
3 cloves garlic
2 lemon grass (white parts only)
1 inch ginger (galangal preferred)
1 tablespoon coriander powder (optional)
Crush the peanuts coursely with mortar and pestle or mini food processor and set aside.
Chop the spice paste ingredients and blend until fine. Heat oil and fry the spice paste until aromatic and smell spicy. Add the peanuts, tamarind juice, water, sugar, sweet soy sauce and stir thoroughly. Simmer in low heat while continue stirring for about 3 minutes until the peanut sauce turns smooth. Serve at room temperature with the satay.