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Sauteed Turmeric Shrimp

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
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
0.5 tsp
salt
scallions

Background

Also known as ‘udang goreng kunyit’ which translates to sauteed turmeric shrimp, this dish is so flavourful 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.

Shell on or off?

In this recipe, I cooked shrimps with the shell on. Having the shell on when cooking this dish helps to improve the flavour. You may also cook the shrimps without its shell.

Other vegetables to fry with turmeric shrimps

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

Can I use other meat?

Yes! Udang masak kunyit is just one of the many variations of this stir-fry dish with turmeric. Other versions uses chicken, beef and squid. Simply replace shrimps with the meat of your choice

I would highly recommend this dish as an after work meal. Fast and simple! Just remember not to over cook the prawns, else the texture would be tough. You just have to try this dish to love it!

Sauteed Turmeric Shrimp is also known as: Udang Goreng Kunyit

Steps

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Step 1/4

  • 12 prawns
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder

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 up 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

Stir in water along with oyster sauce and snow peas to the dish. Add salt to taste. Stir fry the dish until snow peas are cooked. Garnish with sliced scallions.

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