Before the Chinese New Year, my brother (the married one) gifted me a packet of large prawns. He was sharing his stash of prawns (gifted by his wife's customer) with me and of course I gratefully accepted. Rezeki jangan ditolak!
As you know, I am not exactly a seafood enthusiast and the prawns stayed in the freezer past Chinese New Year. Since I am clearing out my freezer, I took the prawns out to defrost overnight in the fridge.
Whoa! Beautiful prawns. What to cook, eh? Then I remembered the fantastic Fried Prawns with Chili, Garlic and Salt that I cooked back in 2014. So that was what I cooked.
The spice paste is easy - just chilies, garlic and salt. Fry the prawns, remove, then saute the spice paste till aromatic. Return the prawns to the wok and toss with the spice paste. Done!
Then there was the leftover tapioca leaves from yesterday.
I found a recipe that I thought I might like. It involves boiling the tapioca leaves until tender, squeezing out the water and cutting it into small pieces. Then the tapioca leaves are fried in a spice paste.
After boiling and squeezing, there was so little of it.
I thought it tasted very nice, just make sure you boil it adequately or else you will be chewing like a goat. I will not hesitate to buy tapioca leaves in the future to cook this dish or to try other recipes using tapioca leaves. I followed this recipe.
Now back to the prawns. I have forgotten how good this simple chili, garlic and salt prawns tastes. If you don't like it hot, then use less chilies or omit the chilies entirely. Garlic and salt is the one that makes the magic, the chilies are just to give it heat.
Do you miss my cat? hee..hee...
This morning when I opened the door, look who was outside.
Ish! This fella very kurang asam. Not paiseh at all.
Look at the two of them. Lepak-lepak together. They also know how to practice social distancing.
My Girl sometimes is like Hindustan movie.
She hides behind the flower pot when her suitor comes a calling. Can you see her?
Her boyfriend plays it cool lah.
He waits patiently.
Until his Minachi decides to come out.
She can even stop to give a sultry pose. The only thing missing is some music...
Aiyah Girl....Mommy sayang you so much! You are the child I never had.
Mommy already told you the prawns you cannot eat!