March 22, 2010

Sambal Kerang

A long day at work, and reading that nasi lemak post by thenormadgourmand, I brave thru the traffic, did a quick shopping and attempt nasi lemak and sambal kerang.


Nasi Lemak

About 150ml of coconut cream/milk with a knot of screwpine leaves and a thumb size ginger with a pinch of salt. Cook as usual with your rice cooker.

Sambal Kerang

About a kilo of cockles boiled, and peeled off the shells. Pound some ginger, garlic, and add in chilly paste. Heat up wok and saute the ginger and garlic paste. Add in lemon grass and the chilly paste. Salt, sugar and onion rings with few slice of assam keping.  Add in the cockles and adjust the taste accordingly. Don’t cook too long as the cockles would get too rubbery. 

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I decided to go old school and pack it with plastic and newspapers. It was pure fun !

At the same time, making the sambal is not difficult but tedious. Peeling the cockles, pounding the paste, making hard boiled eggs and etc.

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The gatecrasher MayYee got lucky to be fed and the returning from Ghana, Annette got the royal supper. Bless the nasi lemak.


qwazymonkey said...

gimme your address, i wanna gatecrash too. Semangat lah you! I tak kuasa wanna cook after a crazy day at work

Chaokar said...

cooking is therapeutic for me.
so when i cook something extraordinary it means i had a stressful day at work.

Yesterday all my stress went to the sambal. Give me your e-mail, next time i cook something i let you know, then Yin, can bring you to my crib.

thenomadGourmand said...

Ohh..can u do the chinese kind of sambal? U know..err..the chinese lemak kind? w belacan and a sqeeze of lime? I can use the pestle and mortar -no porb w tht, but I do not knw the ratio to do it.

Nic (KHKL) said...

Cooking sambal kerang after work? Respect, dude! To me, it's like a major project, in the scale of Avatar! Haha. I want to langgar pagar (gatecrash) jugak! Haha!

Reen said...

I love the old school newspaper packaging!! :) Adds "flavour" to the whole experience...

Chaokar said...

becky: santany version sambal? would love to try

nic: hahaha, come come langgar lar

reen: it's so fun wrapping it k

uno said...

looks yummy food is very tasty. hmm yummy yummy