Shrimp in Spicy Nut Sauce
(Pepes Udang)

Ingredients:
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • cup sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried red chili, soaked in 2 teaspoons water
  • teaspoon coriander
  • teaspoon tamarind, dissolved in I teaspoon water
  • teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoon shrimp (sauce) paste
  • 6 kemiri nuts, crushed
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 salam leaf
  • 1 piece of laos
  • banana leaves
Instructions:
  • Crush the garlic, onion, salt, chili, coriander, tamarind liquid, sugar, shrimp paste and kemiri in a blender or mortar. Mix the spice paste with the whole shrimp, salam and laos. Make a loaf-shaped mound of the mixture on a piece of banana leaf, and wrap it securely, making sure the ends are sealed.
  • Bake the foil loaf in a 425-degree oven for twenty minutes, or place the package under the broiler for the same length oftime. Turn it over after ten minutes to cook the shrimp evenly. At the end of this step, open the center of the leaf loaf 2 inches, and place it under tile broiler for five minutes to form a brown crust.

Make 6 servings, with other dishes.

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