Monday, December 6, 2010

Udang Balado / Shrimp Balado

Shrimp / Udang

Indonesian foods are very rich with spices and herbs. For example is Udang Balado or Shrimp Balado, its strong taste of chilies can increase your appetite. The word "balado" itself is mostly found in Padang specialities which refer to spicy dishes.This dish is just perfect to eat with steamed white rice. It’s really appetizing and the shrimps are simply delicious.

As my son become a big (maybe I can say, huge) fans of shrimp, my mom always make Shrimp Balado just for him. He likes spicy foods, and that comes from my blood. :) Without further ado, here's my version of Shrimp Balado.

(Homemade) Udang Balado / Shrimp Balado

Shrimp Balado / Udang Balado

Ingredients :

500 gr shrimp, peeled with tails intact
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice


7 chilies
6 red onions
3 cloves garlic
1 small tomato (if you use a big one, just use a half of it)
salt and sugar to taste

How to :

1. Rub the lime juice and salt onto the prawns. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. To make the Seasoning, pulse all the ingredients in a mortar or blender several times to chop finely, but do not turn into a paste. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a wok or skillet with medium heat. Stir-fry the seasoning until fragrant and cooked, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the shrimps and mix until well blended, taking care not to overcook the shrimps. Remove and serve immediately.

*You could remove the tomato, if you like this dish dry.

(Dyptychs) Shrimp Balado / Udang Balado


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