SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

UDANG PANTUNG KUNING / SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

Servings: 6 servings
Author: Marvellina
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs large shrimp (peeled (you can leave the tails on if you like) and deveined)
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 3 stalks lemon grass (cut off the woody ends and bruised)
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 3 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 tsp of good quality turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp of white vinegar (or more to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp of cooking oil

Spice paste:

  • 6 red chilis (seeded and chopped)
  • 7 shallots (peeled)
  • 5 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 5 candlenuts /kemiri
  • 2- inch ginger roots (peeled)
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp dried shrimp paste
  • 1 large tomato
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Grind all the ingredient for spice paste in the blender
  • Preheat a large skillet or wok with oil. Saute the spice paste, turmeric powder, lemon grass, bay leaves until really fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add in the coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves and bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Add in the shrimp and cook until they turn color, about 1 minute or so. Add in vinegar, Salt and pepper to taste. It should be just slightly tangy and savory. Add more vinegar and/or salt if needed. Remove from the heat into serving bowl. Garnish with fried shallots crisp and serve immediately