Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sempoi Mee Udang (Prawn Soup Noodle)

Was wondering what to cook for iftar on Sunday. Suddenly remembered there are prawns in the fridge & there's mee (noodles). The taste of mee udang that I love to eat in Ipoh @ my fav hawker stall in Canning Garden's Hollywood was immediately on my tongue...ah! Not knowing hwo to do it actually, the internet (obviously) was my savior! Found a number of recipes and pictorial evidences i finally went with the recipe from http://ummizaihadi-homesweethome.blogspot.com/2010/02/mee-udang-che-iza.html. But I adjusted mine slightly:

(Estimated for 5 people)

2 table spoon chilli paste (I used a curry laksa paste Chilliz brand :))
2 shallots
3 cloves garlic
1-inch sized ginger
1 tablespoon dried shrimp
1/2 tablespoon shrimp paste

- process all above ingredients together till well blended like paste

20 medium size prawns 
1 liter water
3 tablespoon tomato sauce
2 tablespoon chilli sauce

- boil water
- add prawn till almost cooked
- remove prawns and let broth simmer over low heat
- remove prawns' heads & shells, process the heads & shells in a blender till fine
- pour into the simmering broth through a strainer, press to get all liquid out & stir the broth to get all well mixed pour broth into a large bowl
- using the same pot, heat some oil
- saute the blended paste above till fragrant and re-add the broth, stir to mix well
- add tomato & chilli sauce and let to simmer over medium heat for about 40 minutes
- meanwhile clean prawn by removing the intestinal tract & set aside

all you need to eat with the soup:

Noodles or even spaghetti or pasta
Hard boiled eggs
Tomato, sliced
Green veggie - water spinach (kangkong) / spinach / choy sum / pak choy/ buk choy .. any of ur choice
Bean sprout (taugeh) (I didn't have this hehe..so its not in the pic)
Fried shallots (ready made available / make your own definitely taste better)
Spring onions
and, of course the cleaned prawns (instead of this I deep fried some prawns with everything still intact)

* the aunty who sells the mee udang I love, has this cooked chilli paste to accompany this dish...dont know how its made but it give the bang to this dish .. anyone know, share please

Happy trying .. :)

No comments:

Post a Comment