Kitchen Tips

Sambal Prawns in 10 Minutes

With Asian flavours bursting in every bite, this recipe of Sambal prawns is certain to be a regular in your menu going forward. Planning a meal with these delights included is sure to excite those taste buds.

An easy to whip together dish, it is delicious when served with noodles. Serve it with some coconut rice if you’re looking for the traditional twist. You can cook up your very own plate of Sambal Prawns in 10 minutes with this delicious recipe.

 

10 minute sambal prawns

Adding thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves will lend it a delightful lemony aroma. Sliced cucumber, mint leaves and halved limes can also be served alongside. Every bite bursts with the taste of crunchy prawns stripped off from their heads, coated with a fiery sauce of sambal and the final citrusy note of the kaffir leaves. You could also add some “petai” (smelly beans) to this dish to give it a beautiful aroma.

Since it is simple and quick, this Malay dish creates an excitement and flavour that is enjoyed by people every day with steaming rice.

Note a few additional points. The prawns when mixed with corn flour, refrigerated and fried, ensure that it is firm and not mushy or fraying on the sides. It should not be wet and bunched up while frying.

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