Friday, March 21, 2008

Spicy Sambal Prawns!

Aside from cat fur and dust, another thing that can trigger off a sinus attack for me is seafood! When I first discovered that I'm suffering from sinus, the doctor told me specifically to avoid seafood whenever possible, which is difficult for me seeing that I love seafood, especially prawns. I love all sorts of prawn dishes, especially butter prawns and sambal prawns.

I've always had a problem cooking prawns though; they never seem to turn out right. Either they come out totally yummy or completely otherwise! But yesterday, it was a public holiday and I decided to have another go at my sambal prawns and this time around, I have to say that my sambal prawns turned out perfectly and delicious too! In fact, B even complimented me on this dish, saying that this was the best sambal prawns I've cooked so far, so yay me!

Our only other dish for lunch yesterday was telur masin or salted eggs, which went really well with the sambal prawns. My vegetable-cooking skills aren't too great either, so that's why you hardly see me featuring any vege dishes here. Anyway, since the sambal prawns was a success, I'd like to share them with you here. What do you think of Mariuca's sambal prawns? I must warn you though that they're extra spicy!

Enjoy and have a great weekend! :)


LadyJava March 21, 2008 5:30 PM

Drool!!!! They look absolutely delish GP!!.. Well done.. eh I tell you if you sambal prawn, next time pair it with sayur lemak.. i tell you ish3,, MIL lalu pun tak nampak...lolzz!!!

Again, well done dearie.. and nanti B kasi present eh...

Mariuca March 21, 2008 5:34 PM

Yay, thank u LJ! I was so pleased with my sambal prawns this time! Selalu tak menjadi, and this one was yummy sehingga menjilat jari he he!!

Aiyo woman!! Sayur lemak sounds delicious to the max and it will really go with sambal prawns la, I am so hungry now thanks to you!! :)

LadyJava March 21, 2008 5:40 PM

heheh... hah apa lagi.. makan lahh..lolzzz! Eh I suggest you better take note of what you did differently so you can duplicate it next time..

Mariuca March 21, 2008 5:46 PM

Oh now I really feel like masakan Melayu tonight! And since it's too late to cook (he he!), I must think of a good place for dinner tonight! Thing is, I don't really know what I did different this time, except that I just fried/simmer the sambal longer than usual. ;)

LadyJava March 21, 2008 5:51 PM

Oh yes GP! That is key.. you must tumis the sambal till the gravy really masak otherwise you feel taste the mentahness of the sambal even when it is fully cooked.. You MUST and I stressed MUST do this... sambal garing.. then only you put your other ingredients.. this is the same for sambal goreng too.. ok!

Mariuca March 21, 2008 5:58 PM

LJ, you sound just like me! I too don't like the mentah taste and sometimes, when we eat outside, we can really taste that mentahness in the sambal! I usually goreng lama, cuma this time extra lama. Sambal is my specialty but only prawns got problems so far, rest all ok. Hopefully after this, my sambal prawns will turn out just as yummy as this one lolz... ;)

LadyJava March 21, 2008 6:01 PM

InsyAllah.. must really try your sambal one of these days lahh..lolzz

Mariuca March 21, 2008 6:06 PM

God willing, of course! You must try my sambal one day, I think u will like it he he... and I must try ur sambal goreng too! Dah bertahun tak makan ok? ;)

Gelombang Rakyat March 21, 2008 6:38 PM

Wah! Sama. Kami baru nak masak. You dah siap hidang dah. I makan you punya lah. Aiseh, petai tarak ka? Ini lepas piliharaya mesti ada petai taruk, barulah rasa serupa raya, kalau tidak apa macam mau makan. Suruh Phoebe jer lah belikan...Nanti, pukul 9 I sampai. Ini tengah blogging kejap, kay!

Mariuca March 21, 2008 9:01 PM

Zubli, jemput makan! I don't eat petai la, ni biasa punya je. Thanks for dropping by, enjoy your dinner here! :)

Mariuca March 21, 2008 9:02 PM

Thanks LJ, be right over! :)

Adrian March 21, 2008 10:47 PM

MMmmmmmm!! Sambal prawns..... sssssllllluuurrpppp!! Oh man they look divine!!!! MMMMmmmm

bokjae March 21, 2008 10:51 PM

Wow! now I know you can cook too! Looks delicious and have to taste it to give you 100 marks! Hehe!

Mariuca March 21, 2008 11:00 PM

He he, sure it's not too spicy for u GK? ;)

Mariuca March 21, 2008 11:05 PM

Awww thanks Bokjae, of course can cook la, sikit-sikit mah.. hope ur settling into ur new home nicely. :)

Choc Mint Girl March 22, 2008 12:30 AM

SO menyelerakan!!! I don't mind extra spicy. ;D

Mariuca March 22, 2008 12:46 AM

Oh yay, another spicy food lover, thanks Crystal! :)

Adrian March 22, 2008 1:55 AM

GP!! HAH I laugh in the face of spicyness!! LOL Only one way to find out eh GP!!!!????

I have the same problem with prawns...either a hit or something that rhymes with hit! LOL

Mariuca March 22, 2008 2:00 AM

Ha ha ha...something that rhymes with hit it seems lolz!!! You're making me laugh GK! Yeah yeah, we really need to have our spicy showdown, make sure u bring lotsa water just in case he he! ;)

Adrian March 22, 2008 2:27 AM

GP!! and you should bring lots of buckets for al the tears you're gonna shed if you lose LOL

Mariuca March 22, 2008 3:06 AM

Muahahahahaha...GK, can also use the buckets for all the tears that will be streaming down ur face from eating too much chili and losing to the real spicy queen, if u know what I mean he he he!! :)

Gelombang Rakyat March 22, 2008 7:22 AM

Hokei no hetai. Quite hot eh? Nasik tak der ker? Minuman aper neh? Coffee 21? Dei, I am 50! Selamat mengundi!

Hazel March 22, 2008 9:11 AM

hi, some awards for u. Have a nice weekends!

Anonymous,  March 22, 2008 9:38 AM

Hi Mariuca,
That prawn sambal really look delicious and I love it too but like you said, it is bad for sinusitis. Usually I have an immediate effect on my nose after eating prawns.

J@n!ce March 22, 2008 10:06 AM

Marzie, 2 of my sis have the sinus like you. I din know that prawn is one of the culprit. They love prawns. I think I better alert them. Your sambal prawns looks so spicy to me. I cant really take spicy food. I will show it to my hubs. He loves chilli.... anything HOT !! :)

FL Sam March 22, 2008 10:51 AM

Wow! Mariuca Can Cook. The sambal prawn looks so delicious. Happy weekend. :)

Mariuca March 22, 2008 1:14 PM

Ish Zubli, mana blh makan nasi dengan coffee? He he.. Nasib baik no petai, or not...lolz... :)

Tak habis mengundi lagi ke ?

Mariuca March 22, 2008 1:15 PM

Hi Hazel, thanks for the awards, yay! Have a good weekend to you too! :)

Mariuca March 22, 2008 1:19 PM

Hola Zunnur, welcome to Mariuca's blog! Oh u too got sinus problem yeah? I make sure my pills are around if I wanna eat seafood. Happy to meet another prawn lover with sinus prob lol! :)

Mariuca March 22, 2008 1:21 PM

Hi Janice! Prawns and other seafood do trigger off sinusitis for most sufferers like me, but what to do since i love prawns mah! He he.. anyway, hope ur hubby will like this spicy dish of mine yay! :)

Mariuca March 22, 2008 1:22 PM

He he thank u Uncle Sam, hopefully one day u can taste my prawns and not just view it here! Happy weekend to u too. :)

Farah Deen March 22, 2008 3:49 PM

Gulp! I just swallowed my saliva looking at your sambal udang! they look soooo delicious! I am a fan of sambal tumis udang too, and that with rice, and boiled egg would fill my tummy like anything! btw GP, letak petai jugak ke? i dont eat petai, and can't stand it's smell. but my sis and mom love the taste of sambal yg ada petai, however they dont eat the petai!

my hubby has sinus too- BAD ONE! and yes, avoid seafood, and no to belacan! totally a fat big no. :) but sambal is not sambal anymore without a pinch of belacan kan?

NafaSg March 22, 2008 4:47 PM

Yummy....sambal prawns....

Yeah LJ is right! Sambal prawns complement with sayur lemak. Shiok! =)=)=)

emilayusof March 22, 2008 6:07 PM

Ish! Ish! Meleleh air liur!

Mariuca March 22, 2008 9:00 PM

Hi Farah! Yay, enjoy my sambal ok? He he... Oh definitely no petai in my sambal tumis, I too don't really like the smell.

I'm sure ur hubby is taking medication for his sinus prob right? I love sambal belacan on its own as ulam, but not dalam sambal tumis actually, so my sambal memang tak letak belacan! :)

Mariuca March 22, 2008 9:01 PM

Hey NAFA, looks like you, LJ and I share the same taste in food! I love anything lemak actually! :)

Mariuca March 22, 2008 9:02 PM

How Emila? Can the sambal udang spoil ur diet or are u still going strong? ;)

LadyJava March 22, 2008 9:42 PM

GP! Yeah. anything lemak rocks woman.. ish teringat lak ketam masak lemak my mommy!....lolzzz.. and sambal pecal... wahh.. i want my mommmy!!!

Mariuca March 23, 2008 2:45 AM

LJ! I love fish masak lemak as well and sambal pecal must be pekat baru best! Oh, I'm not too good with fish either lolz.. :)

Mariuca March 23, 2008 4:59 AM

Hi Fida, hope u're having a good weeknd! :)

Farah Deen March 23, 2008 7:21 PM

GP, yeah your sambal looks yummy even after food, i mean, if that was in front of me now, i could eat another plate kot?? hahahahah my hubby is not taking any medicine for sinus, but he doesn't eat a lot of things which aggravates his sinus. oh, can join the 'i hate petai' club la kan?

fyi, i dont eat belacan too, i could throw up there and then!can't stand the smell at all. LOL so, even in my home, our sambal is without belacan though my mom and sis loves sambal tumis with belacan. if they put belacan in, then, i wont even go near it.

Bobby Revell March 23, 2008 8:17 PM

One big plate of delicious prawns please Chef Marze...hehe! Extra spicy is good for me, that would be perfect! Yummy:):):)

Mariuca March 23, 2008 9:52 PM

He he, thanks Farah! Your hubby is disciplined enuff to jaga makan, unlike me, hence the pills! ;)

Eh, belacan also I can't take actually. It's def not good for my sinus so I don't go out of my way looking for it, just makan kalau ada. Best kan sambal tumis without belacan and petai? That's 2 more things we have in common Farah lolz... :)

Mariuca March 23, 2008 9:54 PM

One large extra spicy Mariuca prawns coming up Bobby, thanks for ordering! Don't cry now from all the chili he he!! :)

Anonymous,  March 23, 2008 10:41 PM

Happy Easter to you! Thanks for visiting my blog (Roxiticus Desperate Housewives) today. The prawns look delicious...are you going to post a recipe?

MakeTraffic March 23, 2008 11:15 PM

Hi Marzie, thanks for your visit. I caught the earliest rocket and zoom here. That Sambal Prawns dish looks absolutely delicious!! Cheers!

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) March 24, 2008 12:09 AM

The prawns look good unfortunately I'm totally allergic to prawns la.

I can eat all other seafood except prawns. If I do eat them my throat will itch and expand and I'll die! LOL! Well, not so dramatic as that but prawns is a real no-no for me ...

Elara March 24, 2008 12:45 AM

Wah, it's past midnight and I am hungry...again! Your sambal udang nampak sangat sedap. Next time cook with less oil. =) I have sambal recipe too. I did share it in my blog about a year ago. =) Sambal ikan bilis. I LOVE prawns! =) And petai..hehehe

Nessa March 24, 2008 11:20 AM

Oh god! Sambal udang with telur masin... apa lagi kalau ada kangkung goreng belacan!! Arrgghhh... lapar la :*(

Must go buy udang after this, now I'm craving for sambal udang. It's all ur fault! LOL

JenJen's Place March 24, 2008 12:35 PM

A steaming bowl of rice and this would be perfect! *DROOL! Jenjen slap herself, need to be strong! Need to be on diet!*

Anyway, I have a tag for u!

Mariuca March 24, 2008 2:12 PM

Hi Roxy! Hope u enjoyed ur sambal prawns, perhaps I'll post the recipe in another post! Have a great day! :)

Mariuca March 24, 2008 2:13 PM

Hi MT! Happy to see u came by in a rocket today, enjoy ur lunch! :)

Mariuca March 24, 2008 2:15 PM

Alamak Nick, sayangnya you're allergic to prawns! I just love prawns, esp the garlic butter prawns at Fatty Crab! Yum! :)

Mariuca March 24, 2008 2:16 PM

Hi Debbie! Oh I love sambal ikan bilis too, anything sambal actually! Yum Yum kan? And the spicier the better! :)

Mariuca March 24, 2008 2:20 PM

He he he Nessa!! I love my MIL's kangkung belacan, mine never menjadi! ;) Oh now I feel like making sambal prawns again for dinner he he! :)

Mariuca March 24, 2008 2:21 PM

Hi Jen! Ala, can break ur diet for today he he, enjoy ur lunch here ok and thanks for the tag dear! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious March 24, 2008 5:45 PM

hey woman!! this dish is looking absolutely yummy~licious!! shall we hv a pot luck? hehe!

Anonymous,  March 24, 2008 11:42 PM

I love prawns and I love spicy food!! This sounds delicious!!

Mariuca March 25, 2008 12:09 AM

Hi Jean! Ohhh that sounds great, you can bring ur yummy brownies! :)

Mariuca March 25, 2008 12:13 AM

Hola NZ, welcome to Mariuca's blog! I wish u could taste my spicy prawns, I bet you'd love'm lolz! :)

Trinity March 25, 2008 12:13 PM

Hi Marzie.. how are you today? that sambal make me hungry.. I have to eat now.. LOL

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eastcoastlife March 26, 2008 4:00 PM

The sambal prawns look hot! :)
I'm allergy to prawns but I love the crunchy texture. yum yum
*looks away, too spicy*

Anonymous,  March 26, 2008 6:33 PM

Hi Mariuca,
How are you? Hope you and your nose are okay after eating that delicious prawn sambal. Yeah, I have the same problem too, and have to take the pills regularly.
Btw, you're tagged in my blog :)

Mariuca March 26, 2008 9:44 PM

Hi Trinity, thanks for coming by. Enjoy ur sambal and do come back for more! ;)

Mariuca March 26, 2008 10:57 PM

Hi Matthew, thanks for ur message. I hope other BE members will take note if this as well! :)

Mariuca March 26, 2008 10:58 PM

Hi ECL! The prawns were hot, and it's really such a pity that you're allergic to prawns. Even my sinus can't keep me away lolz... ;)

Mariuca March 26, 2008 10:59 PM

Hi Zunnur, nice to see u here again! I'll drop by for the tag, thanks for thinking of me! :)

JesieBlogJourney March 29, 2008 11:19 AM

Amboi! Enaknya and I like both spicy stuff and seafood.

Mujurnya I am sensitive to animal fur, pollens and dust and NOT seafood. Udang and ikan are my favorite.

Mariuca March 29, 2008 2:45 PM

Hola Jesie, welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Oh lucky you Jesie! I love spicy stuff and seafood too, esp udang and ikan! You get to enjoy all the yummy seafood without having to worry like me, that's so nice!. ;)

Raghav March 30, 2008 2:49 PM

I don't know much abt prawns as i have not yet tasted them till soon as i get the oppurtunity i will surely try some time soon......i as such ignore sea food.....

this dish looks pretty spicy & tasty...

Rolando March 31, 2008 5:12 AM

now you went and done it. you've just made me hungry. looks great! you should open a restaurant.

Mariuca April 01, 2008 1:53 AM

Hi Raghav! I can't believe you have not tried prawns before! Pls go and have some tomo! You'll love prawns! :)

Mariuca April 01, 2008 1:56 AM

Awww he he he..thanks Rolando *blush*! If I ever open a restaurant, you can eat for free lolz.. :)

Rozella April 04, 2008 6:24 PM

Oooo..that looks yummy! It's making me hungry! Hehe

Mariuca April 04, 2008 9:38 PM

Oooo Rozella! Now YOU are making me hungry cause I'm looking at the pic while writing my comment here he he! :)

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