Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Kaeng Khua Sapparod

For last night's dinner, we had a Thai-inspired meal for a change.

The weather, on the other hand, has been thoroughly uninspiring.
It has remained cold, grey, wet and windy.
This weather is really messing me up.
It's making me gloomy and lazy.
Oh, wait...
it's not the weather, it's just me!

Kaeng Khua Sapparod
Spicy Thai Prawn and Pineapple Curry

400g raw fresh or frozen prawns, preferably with tails on
2 cups fresh pineapples, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 cup coconut cream

For the curry paste:
4 dried chillies, soaked in hot water
2 lemon grass, finely chopped
1 small knob fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves
7 small thai shallots
1 tsp shrimp paste
2 tbsp dark brown sugar or palm sugar, if available
3 tbsp thai fish sauce
salt, to taste
lime juice from 1/2 lime

2 kaffir lime leaves

I prefer to grill my pineapple pieces.
Grilling caramelised the sugars in the pineapple thus intensifies the flavours.
But, you may omit this process, of course.

To make the curry paste, all you do is put everything into a food processor or blender and blend until you have a rather coarse, rough-looking paste.

To make the curry, pour coconut cream into a wok and let it boil until the fat begins to separate from the solids. This will take about 15- 20 minutes.
Add the curry paste, simmer for about 3 minutes.
Add the prawns, pineapple pieces and lime leaves and let them heat through gently for another 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

Serve the curry with some thai fragrant rice as an accompaniment.


  1. Hahaha... suka suki je nak salahkan weather kan! Muahaha... Kita pun lazy gak. Tapi once kita naik syehh, beware! Hahaha.. Tapi nak tunggu kita naik syehh tu yang once in a purple moon kot! Hihihi....

    Dapnya udang... nak nyebut nama lauk, cam nak tergeliat lidah, jadinya, sebut je la udang.. senang citer.. :D

    1. Baik kita blame the weather, kalau suka-suki blame orang, bahaya Ma... tak pasai-pasai tepeleot muka. Nak tunggu naik syeh, memang payah sikit, tok syeh pun sembunyi bawah duvet... sojuk babe!
      Lol, memang tergeliat nak sebut title resepi ni, nasib baik written blog, bukan audio blog, kan...

  2. wauuuu!!! pertama di My Favourite Room...sedap nya!!!!!

  3. ooppsss lupa...tak sabaq nk tgk Living room & the courtyard yg dihias Muna...hari demi hari menuggu...cepat lah Muna!!!..hahaha..

    1. Haiyo... segan-la Kzai.. sat lagi nampak macam nak menunjuk pulak.
      Insyaallah, let me think about it, okay ;)

    2. No need to think la Muna... just show la. Sebenaqnya bukan Kzai ja yang tunggu... I pun tunggu sama. Saja tak habaq! Hahahaha

    3. hahaha... nanti-nanti cheq letak nooo :)