Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Assam Curry Prawns

Prawn is actually a good source of Protein that has lower calories compared to other meat. Its Cholesterol content is also much more lower than crab and squid. Just get the head discarded and veins removed in order to savor prawn in a healthier way.

My mum's assam curry prawn is the dish that makes me mouth-watering whenever I think about it. How can one resist to have such an appetizing spicy tamarind curry? That's why I got my mum verbally pass on her recipe to me. The assam curry prawns is cooked through the similar steps as assam curry fish. I truely enjoyed my weekend lunch savoring the fresh, juicy and tender jumbo prawns. Viola!

Assam Curry Prawns
Serves 5

500 grams jumbo prawns
fresh curry paste
3 stalk of lemongrass, get the white portion bruised
1 ginger bud, quartered
5 Kaffir lime leaves
1 tomato, diced
1 Japanese cucumber, cut into bite-sized
1 onion, peeled and diced
cooking oil
50ml water

light soy sauce to taste
brown sugar to taste
a ping pong-sized of tamarind pulp with 200ml of water (mix and strain the juice)

1. Heat up the wok with enough oil. Stir fry the onion, Kaffir lime leave, lemongrass, ginger bud and curry paste for few minutes until fragrant.
2. Sieve in the tamarind juice and 50ml of water. Bring to a boil. Add prawns, stir and cover the lid for a while. 
3. Add tomato and cucumber. Stir well. Add seasonings to taste. Cook until the prawns curled up. Serve hot with rice.


Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

yum yum! your mom's assam prawns make my mouth water too, can't wait to give this a try!

Elin said...

I will surely want to try this Assam curry prawns coz I normally don't put in kaffir and ginger bud when I make my assam curry prawns...yours look good. Have bookmarked it...TQ for sharing the recipe :)

Zoe said...

The Assam sauce is so delicious. I will probably try it with fish because I'm allergy to prawns :D

TasteHongKong said...

Your version is more elegant and generous in size compare to those I tried : ).

Juliana said...

These prawns sure look so tasty with all the yummie ingredients in the flavor of lemongrass :-)

Food For Tots said...

You make me craving for one now. Will surely get my fix after I have recovered later.

Belly Good Cooking said...

Your assam curry prawns must taste very very good and fragrant. Love it and will try cooking it.

Anncoo said...

Mmm...another mouth watering dish with beautiful picture :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this assam prawn look mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing your mom's cooking.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

absolutely mouth watering!!!

Priya said...

Droolworthy prawns..sooo tempting..

Anonymous said...

I have yet to have my dinner at the moment. You're tempting me with those prawn photos! :)

Joanne said...

Tamarinds are one thing I can never resist! How delicious!

choi yen said...

a very appetizing dish, savoury enough to finish 2 bowls of rice :P Dangerous~~~

mycookinghut said...

This yummy dish is making me very hungry!

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Sook said...

Ooh what fabulous pictures you got! The prawns look so delicious! Yum!

tigerfish said...

Love prawns (in fact love seafood) but prawns is one of the easiest to prep and cook! I want some appetizing Assam Curry Prawns now!

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Quay Po Cooks said...

No prawns recipe can escape my eyes especially when this looks so delicious. Love the pic!

antwerpster said...

oh prawns... they are my desert island food. (convenient, eh?) can't wait to try this enticing recipe

MaryMoh said...

Assam prawns...mmmm...appetising! Such big prawns too. I can eat that every meal :D

Selba said...

Sorry for not visiting your blog such a long time.... I'm so impressed with your food pictures, looks so professional! :)

I would love to have a bowl of assam curry prawns right now *slurp*

daphne said...

I agree that prawns are actually healthier than red meat in some cases! Sour and spicy, the way I like my prawns too!

~*zOee*~ said...

I tried your Chicken Soup Mee Suah recipe last weekend and it tasted great!! My dear loves it! Thanks for the recipe!

pigpigscorner said...

This looks so tasy! Sour and spicy, so appetising!

lena said...

looks very appetising and love the photo.

Juliana said...

Wow, this prawn dish look awesome, love the idea of the lemongrass...must taste delicious :-)

Little Inbox said...

Hi Jen, this is my cooking based on my mum's verbal recipe. :)

Elin, I like the smell of Kaffir lime leaves and ginger bud.

Zoe, yes, it works for fish too. :)

TasteHongKong, this is so called the benefits of home cooked food. :)

Juliana, me too. I always like to add lemongrass in assam curry. :)

Little Inbox said...

Food For Tots, I know you've alr recovered. Now, you can savor yummy food, including this. :)

Belly Good Cooking, ok, feel free to give it a try. Happy cooking!

Anncoo, thanks again. :)

Sonia, this is my mum's recipe, but it's my cooking.

Wendy and Priya, thanks.

Little Inbox said...

Mei Teng, hehe...opps...I made you even more hungry. Haha...

Joanne, tamarind is a natural ingredients for sourish dish. I use it a lot here.

choi yen, yes, so have to self-control a bit, hehe...

mycookinghut, oppss...sorry! :P

Vincent, I've done so earlier.

Sook, thanks for visiting my blog again.

Little Inbox said...

tigerfish, I like seafood too, especially prawn. :)

Quay Po Cooks, LOL, We are the same. :)

antwerpster, thanks for dropping by. I hope you like it too.

MaryMoh, ho ho ho...look like you are a big fan of prawn.

Selba, welcome back. :)

Little Inbox said...

Daphne, its calories content is much more lower than red meat. :)

~*zOee*~, no problem. I'm happy that you like it. :)

pigpigscorner, yes, it's really appetizing.

lena, thanks.

Juliana, lemongrass plays a really important role in this dish. :)

Victor said...

This is some mouth-watering prawns. I'm glad that I bumped into your blog!

Little Inbox said...

Hi Victor, thanks for dropping by.

noobcook said...

wah assam curry and prawns - too of my favourites in a dish! Your mum's recipe is a sure keeper.


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