Sunday, March 22, 2009

30. Okra In Spicy Sauce

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons



11/2 teaspoons


3 tablespoons

225 g

1 tablespoon

dried shrimp

red chilies, cored, seeded and chopped

cloves garlic, chopped

shrimp paste

shallots, chopped

vegetable oil

fresh okra, trimmed

lime juice

freshly ground black pepper

Method :

Soak dried shrimp in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and put in blender. Add chilies, garlic, shrimp paste and shallots. Mix to a paste, adding water if necessary. In a wok or frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add okra and stir fry for about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add spice paste to pan and stir fry for 1 minute. Lower heat and return okra to pan with lime juice, 4 tablespoons water and plenty of black pepper. Bring to a simmer then cook gently, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until okra is tender.

Serves 3-4 as a side dish.

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