Udang Masak Lemak
with Pineapple (Prawn Curry)
Jam packed with flavor from the spices and sweetness of the fresh prawns and pineapple! A Peranakan dish popular in Malaysia, it’s also known as udang masak lemak nanas.
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Blend and fry rempah (spice paste)
- Blend turmeric, lemongrass, garlic cloves, shallots, candlenuts, galangal and chili padi.
- If mixture is too dry, you can use vegetable oil to help you achieve a smooth consistency.
- In a pan on medium heat, add spice paste, 1 cup water, calamansi juice and sliced pineapple.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Step 2 - Cook the prawns and season
Add the prawns into the pan.Peeled prawns can also be used in this recipe
When the prawns are half cooked, add in fresh coconut milk and season with salt to taste.Finely sliced kaffir lime leaves make a good garnish, complimenting the lime juice used.
Garnish and Serve!
Garnish with mint leaf and serve with white rice on the side.