Udang Galah Masak Lemak Terung

Last week, I went for Giant Fresh Water Prawn (Udang Galah) fishing at Serom, Johor with my dad. It was my first time after 2 years. With my dad’s Suzuki 2hp engine and a boat rented from Mr Rosli(only RM10 per day) just enough to take us to several ‘lubuk’ between Serom and Jorak of Muar River, Johor. ‘Lubuk’which means the deepest parts of rivers with plenty of fish and prawn.
Udang Galah Masak Lemak Terung)
Udang Masak Lemak
Udang Galah
Fresh Udang Galah
‘Udang Galah also known as Macrobrachium rosenbergii, is a species of freshwater shrimp (not a prawn in terms of phylogeny, although colloquially "prawn" can refer to freshwater shrimp or true prawns) native to theIndo-Pacific and northern Australia. This species (as well as other Macrobrachium) is commercially important for its value as a food source.’ - Wikipedia.

The fishing trip was successfully organised by my dad and end with my mom finest cook of Udang Galah Masak Lemak Terung(Brinjal). Please find recipe below for you to try:

½ kg of fresh Udang Galah
2 Brinjal (also known as aubergine or eggplant) cut into two or four.
400ml of coconut milk
3-5 red chillies*
¾ inch of fresh turmeric*
2 cloves of garlic*
6-8 shallots*
1 stalk of lemon grass
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
Salt to taste.
In mortar & pestle or food processor, grind the asterisk (*) ingredients above into fine paste. Heat up 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a bowl and fry ground paste earlier together with lemon grass until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Add brinjal and coconut milk. Stir to boil and add Udang Galah and reduce heat to simmer. Add salt to taste and wait until Udang Galah turn red before served.

3 Responses to "Udang Galah Masak Lemak Terung"

  1. chocolate gift boxesMarch 30, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Very nice post! interesting recipe! thanks to share this post with us.....

  2. I am Malaysian living in Calgary, Canada and really miss our food. You have great recipies, and I will be returning frequently to check them out.

    Congrats and hope to see more Malaysian recipies.

  3. this recipe looks delicious... i will have to try it... tho i live in South Dakota USA now and the ingredients used in this recipe can be hard to find... especially udang galah... maybe when i go over to the east coast this summer i can find some!!
    Thank you (especially to your mum) for this yummy recipe!


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