What is the first thing that come into your mind when you heard people said “Petai”? Ewww..smelly..eww..don’t talk to me.. haha. guess what i’ll say..sambal petai with prawn? i WANT!! i LIKE!..lol..Just wonder why people just don’t like it lo..Well if you ask me the same thing about Durian i’ll answer the way you answer about petai lo.. Eww..stay away…kekek..
Sambal Petai with Sexy prawns.. hah! sexy? Why sexy ah? hehe..well actually i got this name from this restaurant near my house – King Crab. At that time i was smiling to myself and thinking, ok la, my next menu i’ll use this name la..kekeke..and so i did. 🙂
When to market this morning (@TTDI, where i normally buy the ingredients around 10am – yes, kinda late cause the night before was thinking how to plate this dish ma..) And as soon as i got back from the market, mom asked me, what i bought and i said petai. Like everyone else that dislikes Petai would say, huh? how come ah? hehe..so i said no la..wanted to try something new. Actually its not new to me la, its just new in my cooking library ma..hehe
My love for petai grew even more since the last 2 club launch @ Fitness First Uptown (club launch happens every month to celebrate the previous month’s success). So yeah, thanks to my Fitness Manager that orders from this private catering place – don’t know where :). Anyway, i also kinda requested for it since the 1st time i had it 🙂 lol.
Cooking the sambal with petai is not difficult at all. Its just saute-ing the garlic, with some onions then add the curry paste and finally add the petai lo. To me, as always is how am i going to showcase/plate the dish so that every single ingredients is visible and clear. And this is also one of the reason i was contemplating to cook or not to cook.
This time, the dish is assemble in a way that the prawns are behind the sambal petai and if you see closely, at the back there’s some greens. It’s snow peas. The prawns are prepared in two ways. One is steamed and the other is deep fried with salted egg. I actually use the juice from the steamed prawns and add into the sambal petai. And the purpose for me not to mix the steam/deep fried prawns with the sambal petai is so that i can showcase the main ingredient – the sexy prawns 🙂 Enjoy.