Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mementos of mum

It's almost two years since my mum's passing, and we're still uncovering things that she left us that included recipes scribbled on pieces of scrap paper. Like my mum, I love collecting recipes. Mine are tucked away  on my hard disk and backed up on a server in the cloud somewhere.

My mum's Sambal Udang recipe
Spice mix (pounded or ground-up)
2 tsp turmeric power
1/2 lb small red onions
10 dried chilies
3 fresh red chilies
2 buah kenas
1 to 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp sugar
1 pint Water
12oz prawns
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves

Fry spice mix until fragrant in vegetable oil
Add in water, lime juice and sugar
When gravy comes to a boil add in prawns (head and shell intact)
Cook on high-heat for 1 minute then simmer for 15 mins
Sprinkle on chopped coriander leaves before serving  

My mum's Opor Ayam  recipe
Grind these into paste:-
4 shallots
1 clove garlic
½ tsp balachan

4 tbsp cooking oil
½ tsp ground turmeric (kunyit)
1 tbsp ground galangal (langkwas)
1 tbsp ground candlenut(bua keras)
1 tbsp ground lemongrass (serai)
½ tbsp ground coriander (ketumbah)
2 tbsp assam juice
¼ tsp cumin (jintan puteh) powder
½ tsp ground chili
2 ½ glasses thin coconut milk
1 glass coconut milk
4 Indonesian bay leaves (daun salam)
2 kaffir lime leaves (lemau perut leaves)
5 green chilies
5 red chilies
1 kg chicken  

Fry paste till brown
Add remaining ingredients
Add chicken pieces fry till fragrant
Add think coconut milk and leaves simmer till tender
Add chilies

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