Assam Prawn

I am on my way back to Malacca! Woo hoo! The last time I was back, my mom dished out delicious Assam Prawns for us. Darling is a seafood freak and my mom knows it :P
I bet this time around I’ll have to go out to eat as the entire family members except my Dad will be going to the Hang Jebat Stadium for the opening of SUKMA as they are involve in it.
Anyway, while I’m singing “Country Road take me home... ” (hope I won’t make the sky cry!), let me share with you the recipe for Assam Prawn :)
Assam Prawn

1 1/2 tablespoons tamarind
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix tamarind with some water. Add the tamarind juice, salt, and sugar into the prawns and mix well. Marinate.
Heat up wok and add some oil. Pan fry the prawns. 

Note: Some people prefer it to be really dry but in my family we love the gravy the most. So we always requested my mom to make more gravy as the gravy goes really well with steamed white rice. Yummy :D

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    Any seafood with Assam is my favourite.. Now my mouth is craving.. :P

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    that looks delicious merryn!happy weekend!

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    aiyo sedap. babe, im on the way back to melaka too. change of plans ;phv fun with yr family ;)

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    I love ASSAM prawn! or Fish! or with anything! LOL!

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    drool!!! so yummy!!! i love that song aye! xD

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    wao wao, why only 3 prawns? :(

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    Your prawns don't look yummy but I am sure they are delicious. :p

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    Agree with u, the gravy is the thing make our appetite large than usual^^

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    Ooooo…I like! So easy to cook kah? I must try one of these days… Usually eat that at Malay food shops…

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    Looks good, Merryn. Your mum is a great cook. Enjoy your time at your parents' home.

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    The dish looks delicious! Happy vacation!

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    He he he, this is my favourite prawn dish….errrr, can I tag along too? LOL!

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    oh my the prawns are calling me…yay wanna taste it… looks so yummy…

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    wow…malacca assam prawns.. no joke!! when can i get to taste that, Merryn? i dont want to cook them myself.. :p

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    yummmeee. anything a nyonya cooks is yummmy

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    looks yummy!

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    wooo…yummy yummy, feel so hungry

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    aiyo… my favourite seafood!! *wipe saliva*

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    not you cook 1 ah?

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    Oh yummy yummy assam prawn! I wan!

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    I like it dry and thick! Yummy

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