Stir Fry Belacan Kangkung (Dried Shrimp Paste & Water Spinach)


400 gramms of kangkong
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons dried shrimp paste
3 tablespoons chilly paste
6 shallots, peeled
4 cloves of garlic, peeled
4 teaspoons belacan (dried shrimp paste), grilled
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional according to individual taste)


Prepare belacan mix as follows. Add (A) in a mortar pound / blend them. Blanch kangkung in boiling water 30 secs and quickly dip into cold bath. Drain all the water and set aside. Heat oil in wok and (A) mixture and stir quickly whilst reducing to medium heat. Once belacan mix is fragrant and slightly brown, increase heat to high and add kangkung. Stir briskly till kangkung is slighjtly limp and you can transfer to the serving plate.
Note: Add a little water if the dish is too dry for your liking. (I like mine dry so I did not add any water).


This is the vege side dish fIt compliments very well with the vegetarian pineapple fried rice or plain rice. Fast and easy side dish and belacan give this dish the UMP!




Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 9:29pm


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