Seafood Sambal Patei (spicy stinky bean with seafood)


I have been experimental with Patei (also know as stinky bean). It has a very distinct bitter sharp flavor & well adopted in South Asian cooking.

What you need:
10 Medium size prawn (shelled)
10 Medium size prawn (shelled)
1 piece white fish fillet (in chunks)
1/2 red onion (sliced)
1 stalk Lemongrass (bashed with mortar & pestle)
20g Tamarind paste (mixed with 1 cup water)
Salt & Sugar to taste
200g Patei (stinky bean)
Fresh coriander (optional)

(refer to my other sambal variations in other pages ie. Sambal Kemeri)
240g onion or eschallot
180g Red chilli
15g Tumeric powder
2 Tbsp Belacan Powder
2 TBsp Dried Shrimp (soaked in water & washed)

1. Blend all sambal ingredients. Heat up a fry pan with some cooking oil, pour the sambal mixture in and stir fry till fragrant.
2. Add lemongrass, red onion, tamarind, patei in and simmer. Put the seafood in till fully cooked (only a few minutes).
3. Sprinkle some coriander on top to serve.

Have this fish with the coconut rice or plain white rice. An appetizing dish in all seasons for those who love some spice.


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