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Shrimp Rolls

I need to catch up with my food entry , there are so many food items that needed to be uploaded . So , here is shrimp roll , i believe you can always replace the shrimp to a fancier entry such as lobster meat . It tasted just fine when i used the shrimps for it , in fact it was quite good . This recipe can be considered a healthy food recipe . I used greek yogurt for the majority instead of mayonaisse . You can serve this in a hot dog roll , or sub roll or even toasted wheat bread , whatever your choice will be fine .



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Ingredients : 

1 lb of large shrimp ( you can buy the cooked shrimp , but i prefer to buy it fresh or frozen shrimp and then cook it myself )

1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt

3 tbsp. of mayonaisse

1 stalk celery , chopped

2 green onions , chopped

pinch of smoked paprika

salt ,  pepper

1 tbsp. of lemon juice

hot dog buns or bread

1. If you buy cooked shrimp , then you can skip this step . For fresh shrimp , peel the shrimps and clean the shrimps , then bring water to boil , once it comes to boil , drop the shrimps in , for 60-75 seconds  , the shrimps cook very fast ,  you don’t want to overcook it or it will be so chewy . Once it turns orange everywhere , you should bring them out from the pot , and rinse it with cold water for few seconds to stop the cooking . Set aside .

2. In a medium bowl , mix the mayonaisse , greek yogurt and celery , green onion , paprika , salt and pepper and lemon juice , mix to combine . Add the cooked shrimps in , mix well . Then place in the refrigerator at least few hours .

3. To serve , brush with olive oil on inside the buns and grill or place on a skillet for few minutes . Add the shrimps and serve .

Steamed Shrimp in Chili Paste ( Pepes Udang )

Steamed shrimp in chili paste is indonesian dish , very simple and humble meal . You can replace the shrimp with tofu , or fish to make a good delicious yet quite simple meal . If you don’t have banana leaves on hand , not to worry , you can always use foil , in my opinion , foil is a lot better than banana leaves to work with , although .. banana leaves is the one that they use to wrap this and then steam and grill them . It is best served with white jasmine rice . Delicious !!

Pepes udang is wrapped in banana leaves or like i said you can always use foil too . This reminds me of some american french dish where you wrap the fish with a wax / parchment paper , Fish en Pappilote . But instead of parchment , we wrapped it with banana leaves , the traditional way 🙂

Make sure that you have either a big size of mortar pestle or food processor . I don’t own pestle , so my food processor has been working pretty hard lately to make all these spices into a very smooth paste , which is usually a must in Indonesian dish .


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Direction : 

15 small / medium shallots

8 garlic

bunch of bird eye chili pepper , esp. if you like it very spicy

indonesian large pepper , not bell pepper , but if you can’t find , you can use hot korean red pepper , or bell pepper too

1 inch of ginger

1 inch of turmeric

2 stalks of lemon grass

2 lbs of shrimp , wash and clean

banana leaves or foil for wrapping

toothpick to secure the package

1. Throw all spices except lemon grass and the shrimp itself in food processor , until it becomes a very smooth paste about couple minutes , don’t forget to add your seasoning , salt , pepper and sugar , to your preference .

2. Wash and clean , peel and deveined shrimpe , then add into the paste and mix it by hand to cover the shrimps with the paste .

3. On a clean banana leaves , add about 2-3 tbsp. of the mixture along with lemon grass and then wrap and secure with toothpick . Steam for 30 minutes , then grill it for 10 minutes .





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