Sundays are normally the day that i cook more than one meal. i wrote about how important it is to have our meals togehter at my other blog. as soon as our son Aidan was ready to have his first solids, we stopped eating on our island and bought a dining table. it is really important for me to have as many, good family meal times. so for us, Sunday's the day!
And Sunday's also the day when Hardy gets what he wants (to eat!) he wanted this for lunch last Sunday. and his wish was my command! ;)
I dont normally go for Mee Udang at the hawkers back home. i'm more of a rice person. so i wouldnt know how to compare it with the original or the very good Mee Udang. my parents knew that i love to be in the kitchen so they got me this mini cookbook on malaysian hawker food. one tiny book which is one of my gems in the kitchen. i didnt follow exactly what it says in the book, i did some minor adjustments here and there. so if you happen to try this version of mine, let me know how far i am.
Fresh King Prawns (5-7 would be sufficient if you're cooking for 2)
1 Whole Onion (i used half as the onions i had was huge!)
3-4 Cloves of Garlic
Dried Chillies (about half a handful if you're cookin for 2)
Shrimp Paste (about an inch or so)
Greens (Morning Glory, Pak Choi etc)
1. Peel prawns leaving its tail. bring to boil all the shells till you get the stock.
2. Shallow fry prawns in pan till it turns pink.
3. Boil the chicken and later shred them to strips.
4. Wash throughly the dried chillies and soak them in boiling water for at least 10 mins. (i boiled them).
5. Blend the chillies, garlic, onion and shrimp paste.
6. Shallow fry all the paste in your previous pan till you get a wicked smell which is out of this world. set aside 1/4 of the paste aside.
7. Pour the prawn stock into the paste and stir well. add sugar and salt and simmer gently for a good 5-7 mins.
8. Add in your greens.
9. Pour the gravy onto boiled egg noodles, topped with taugeh and your prawns. if you fancy them with hard boiled eggs, add them as well.
10. Serve with the remaining chilli paste.
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Posted by ZazaHardy at 08:58