Ingredients

  • 6 people
  • 10 large prawns

  • 10 large prawns (sweet and ripened, cut to thick slices)

  • 1½ cup coconut milk

  • 1 tbsp belacan (shrimp paste)

  • 1 tbsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp galangal

  • 2 lemongrass

  • 5 chilli padi

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 10 shallots

  • 2 candlenuts (substitute with macadamia)

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 cup of water

  • 2 calamansi

  • mint leaf

  • salt

Udang Masak Lemak
Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Udang Masak Lemak

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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.
  • Easy
  • 10 min
  • 25 min
  • 15 min
  • 2 steps
  • 16 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 2 steps
  • 16 Ingredients
  • 10 min
  • 25 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  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.
    Blend and fry rempah (spice paste)


  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.
    Cook the prawns and season


Garnish and Serve!

Garnish with mint leaf and serve with white rice on the side.

Garnish and Serve!

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    Ingredients
    • 6 people
    • 10 large prawns

    • 10 large prawns (sweet and ripened, cut to thick slices)

    • 1½ cup coconut milk

    • 1 tbsp belacan (shrimp paste)

    • 1 tbsp turmeric

    • 1 tsp galangal

    • 2 lemongrass

    • 5 chilli padi

    • 4 cloves garlic

    • 10 shallots

    • 2 candlenuts (substitute with macadamia)

    • 1 tbsp sugar

    • 1 cup of water

    • 2 calamansi

    • mint leaf

    • salt

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