March 25, 2014

Bitter gourd Stir Fry With Dried Shrimps

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It has been quite long absent since my last post, my daily routines in the real life has became more and more hectic, on the other hand, I cant effort to waste a single minute to enjoy every moment of the beauty living in Bali, It’s such a bless…

No doubt that the Island has taken me to have more sensitively and highly appreciation to the nature, gracefully feeling that I deeply brought into such an enormous level.

Nontheless, I have gratified that every sequences in life is totally different chapter and it has beautiful purpose inside it.

Truthfully , I extremely dislike making any excuses, my love for my space here on Cooking Tackle just as huge as my passion through the Photography and The love will always filled with it.

Everyday life doesn’t freeze up, likewise my day, just flowing like water, however, 
I delightedly showing you my phrase in life and it can be seen on Instagram that I updated frequently.

I flickering my journey through nature and Landscape on 500px and Ira Rodrigues Photography Photostream.

I hope you can enjoy the ride, of course if you have your spare time to click away on every frame.









Well, I have done a new recipe to post away, a simple homecook side’s dish that absolutely packed with good benefit into our body.

Although some people may turns away by the bitterness of this gourd, in-fact, it can really sweeten your health because of its disease preventing and also good source of anti-oxidant.












It is an easy peasy recipe and that pretty much I wanted to share, it can be sides with Ayam Goreng (Indonesian Fried chicken) or any other side dishes that you like, but I fancy brown rice instead of regular steam rice to go with.

Its more effective if just pass all the words and give you lots of picture to satisfy 
*of course with the crucial recipe that I made up.









Tips,
Salt is added to finely chopped bitter gourd and then it is squeezed, removing its bitter juice to some extent and then rinse up with running tap water through a colander.
The outcome will be less bitter also you’ll get the crispy texture.












Bitter gourds Stir-fry with Dried Shrimps


Ingredients

4 pods bitter gourds
½ cup good quality dried prawns
5 cloves garlics, chopped
5 shallots, slices
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Desire quantity Red chilli or Bird eye chilli, optional
Sufficient amount grated galangal root, substitute galangal powder
Salt to taste 
*I enhanced the flavour with sufficient amount of ikan bilis granules prefer NO msg, substitute good quality fish sauce


For the garnish
Crispy fried garlic and shallot

Preparation
Soak up dried shrimps with water in a small bowl.
Wash the bitter gourds and then cut it lengthwise. Discard the seeds and pith.
Slice the bitter gourds with kitchen knife.


Tips:
Salt is added to finely chopped bitter gourd and then it is squeezed, removing its bitter juice to some extent and then rinse up with running tap water through a colander.
The outcome will be less bitter also you’ll get the crispy texture.


Direction,
Heats up oil in the wok over high heat, add chop garlic until fragrant.
Add slice shallot, slice chilli , grated galangal root and dried shrimp,  stir fry about 2 minutes
Add the bitter gourds, salt, ikan bilis granules *if using or dash of fish sauce and water. Give the mixture a good stir, lower the heats to medium and cook about 10 minutes.
Turn onto a dish, garnish with crispy fried garlic and shallot and serve at once.