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Lobsters in Yellow Sauce Recipe – Resep Udang Pantung Kuning

Lobsters in Yellow Sauce Recipe - Resep Udang Pantung Kuning

Lobsters in Yellow Sauce Recipe – Resep Udang Pantung Kuning

Ingredients :

  • 4 small lobsters (about 1 lb/500 g each)
  • 6 cups (11/2 liters) water
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, thick bottom third only, outer layers discarded, inner part bruised
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 11/2 cups (375 ml) coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Crispy Fried Shallots

Spice Paste

  • 3 candlenuts, roughly chopped
  • 2–3 red finger-length chilies
  • 4–5 shallots, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 in (5 cm) fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced, or 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 in (5 cm) ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 11/teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried shrimp paste (trasi), dry-roasted
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 salam leaf or bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind juice

Method :

  1. Prepare the Crispy Fried Shallots by following the recipe.
  2. Scrub and clean the lobsters. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat in a pot, add the lobsters and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the lobsters from the heat and immediately plunge them into a basin of iced water for 1 minute to cool. Strain and reserve the stock. Drain the lobsters and remove the meat from the shells. Discard the shells.
  3. Prepare the Spice Paste by grinding all the ingredients (except the oil, salam leaf and tamarind juice) to a smooth paste in a mortar or blender, adding a little oil if necessary to keep the mixture turning. Heat the oil over medium heat in a wok or skillet and stir-fry the Spice Paste until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the salam leaf and tamarind juice and simmer for about 2 minutes, then remove from the heat. Set aside.
  4. In a pot, bring the lobster stock, Spice Paste, lemongrass, lime leaves and vinegar to a boil over medium heat, then simmer uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the coconut cream, mix well and bring to a boil again, then simmer for about 5 minutes. Finally add the lobster meat, season with the salt and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with Crispy Fried Shallots and serve hot with steamed rice.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 30 mins
Cooking time : 35 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Fried Fish with Tomato Sambal Recipe – Resep Ikan Bumbu Acar”