Thursday, November 4, 2010

Prawns and Pineapple Curry


You will either love or dis-like pineapples...  

... we love pineapples (with the exception of Mr H Jr~ who else!!), we love to eat cut up pineapples with sprinkles of salt (just teenie weenie bit), salad~ mix pineapple, red onion, chilli and cucumber or just make curry!!! and this is my favourite... Prawns and Pineapple Curry...

I would go bananas (No!!! I am not concuss... still rambling on  bananas ..oops! pineapple) when I see someone wrecklessly cutting pineapple skins in thick slices as to do away with the eyelets... My heart bleed for that poor pineapples...
Some of the eyelets were set deep in the fruit and by cutting that way ... nothing of the sweet juicy flesh is left... 
I'll show you .... my quick pictorial on how to cut pineapples...

    step 1: cut off the top and the bottom... so that the pineapple could stand upright...use a sharp knife and cut from top to bottom... and trim off the 'green' rings around the eyelets... you could see from the photo above
    to digress a bit here...  we could grow pineapple from the cut-off top... just plant the pineapple top in a pot or ground and watch it grow... and should produce another fruit... I am the unlucky ones...I am still waiting after 3 years!!!
    step 2: find the 'alignment' sorry ... this is my left brain 'talking' technical ... of the eyelets ... then use a paring knife and take out the eyelets row by row as above...
    Step 3: cut into rings or lengthwise... or whatever shape you prefer...
Now... we shall proceed to the recipe below... and start preparing  Prawns and Pineapple curry....
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • 1/2 pineapple - cut into bite size
  • 500-800g prawns
  • 1/4 cup curry powder (I used Fish curry powder)
  • some curry leaves
  • 400ml coconut milk +200 ml water
  • salt
  • golden fried shallots
Blend onion and pineapple (not too sure what the middle section of the pineapple is called... is it core??the darker ring in the center ~refer to photo in Step 3... ) into a smooth paste.

Heat up about 3 tablespoon of cooking oil in a saucepan. Saute onion mix until fragrant... add curry powder with 3 tablespoon of water... keep stirring...

Then add coconut milk, with 200 ml water... bring to a rapid boil and add on pineapple. Stir and season to taste. Add prawns last... Cook until the prawns turned pink... turn the heat off... Sprinkle with some golden fried shallots... Serve with rice.
Prawns and Pineapple Curry on Foodista

7 comments:

  1. Prawn curry looks so yummy! Nice that you use the fresh pineapples for the dish.

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  2. Really? I don't really like but don't dislike pineapple either. Of course, for such a dish like Prawns and Pineapple Curry, it's gonna be like like like like like.

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  3. I think this is a Nonya dish? When I was younger, I used to dislike Pineapples- I remember it biting the tongue when I happen to get a raw slice. Your dish is perfect with rice!

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  4. Shirley,
    you could be right...it could be a Nyonya dish..
    I am not too sure though, my mom used to cook this dish (as well as crabs and pineapple curry)in our younger days... :)

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  5. Oh nenas! My fav. fruit!! Rugi buang banyak2, kan?

    I love pineapple with sambal kicap...kicap, sugar, n cili padi tumbuk or sliced....

    sorry lama menghilang...dah tua.

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  6. Kak Yati,
    Memang rugi kalau potong kulit tebal2... dah la mahal kat sini :)..

    not old.. but wiser :)

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