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Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps

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Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps

Seafood
Category
Seafood

Easy
Difficulty
Easy

Total Time
Total Time
Prep 20 M / Cook 10 M

Servings
Yield
1 Servings

Grace Teo
Grace Teo   thegraceteo
Published on June 28, 2014

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Ingredients

12
prawns
1 tbsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
salt
0.5 tbsp
oil
1
garlic clove(s)
1
yellow onion(s)  
1
chilli peppers (fresh)
2 tbsp
water
0.5 tbsp
oyster sauce  
snow peas
scallions

Background

Sauteed turmeric shrimps also known as ‘udang goreng kunyit' is a flavourful dish despite the minimal amount of ingredients used. The subtle taste of turmeric enhances the deliciousness of the prawns. Moreover, the vegetables which are added to the dish make it healthy and wholesome.

Cook shrimps with shells or without?

In this recipe, I cooked the shrimps together with the shells as they enhance the flavour of the dish. You may also cook the shrimps without the shells, if that is your preference.

Vegetables to add to turmeric shrimps

Besides snow peas, other vegetables such as carrot, green beans or capsicum may be added.

Can other types of meat be used?

Yes, of course. Udang masak kunyit is just one of the many variations of this stir-fry dish with turmeric. There are other versions which use chicken, beef or squids. Simply substitute shrimps with the meat of your choice.

I would highly recommend this dish as an after work meal because it's so simple and fast to prepare. You will love it. Just remember not to overcook the prawns, else the texture would be tough.

Sauteed Turmeric Shrimps is also known as: Udang Goreng Kunyit

Steps

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Step 1/4

  • 12 prawns
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt

Marinate the prawns with salt and turmeric powder for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Step 2/4

  • 0.5 tbsp oil

Heat oil over medium heat. Sauté marinated prawns until semi-cooked.

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Step 3/4

  • 1 garlic clove(s)
  • 1 yellow onion(s)  
  • 1 chilli peppers (fresh)

Add minced garlic, sliced onions and sliced chillies. Stir fry until fragrant.

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Step 4/4

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 0.5 tbsp oyster sauce  
  • snow peas
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • scallions

Add water along with oyster sauce and snow peas. Add salt to taste. Stir fry until snow peas are cooked. Dish out and garnish with sliced scallions.

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