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Assam Prawns


Assam prawns or tamarind prawns is a very popular Nyonya recipe in Malaysia and it requires minimal ingredients to cook . This assam prawns recipe is on the drier side.


250 gram shell-on prawns
1 1/2 tablespoons tamarind paste
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cooking oil
Dash of soy sauce


Mix the tamarind paste with 4 tablespoons water. Extract the juice from the tamarind paste.

Remove the heads of the prawn. Devein the prawn by slitting the back. Rinse prawn with water and pat dry with paper towers.

Add the tamarind juice,soy sauce, salt, and sugar into the prawn and mix well with your hand. Marinate for 15 minutes.

Heat up a wok and add cooking oil. As soon as it’s heated, drop the prawns into the wok and pan fry until the gravy is thick.

Dish out and serve immediately with hot rice.

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