It’s asparagus season again. 🙂

asparagus prawn sambal 2

Serves 4 easily..

  • 300g green asparagus
  • 100g raw medium-sized prawns
  • 1 onion, peeled, halved and sliced thinly
  • 20g thai red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 10g belacan or roasted shrimp paste
  • 15g anchovies, washed and drained
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 3 shallots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ salt or to taste


  1. Peel asparagus with a peeler and slice each into 3 cm pcs. Wash and set aside to drain.
  2. Peel prawns and devein. Rinse, drain and pat dry with kitchen paper. Set aside.
  3. Blend chilli, belacan, dried anchovies, shallots and garlic into paste.
  4. Heat oil in a wok and fry onion till soft, abt 5 mins.
  5. Then add in blended ingredients and mix into onion. Stirfry, till fragrant.
  6. Add in asparagus and prawns. Stirfry for abt 5-7 mins, till cooked and crunchy, but not soft and prawns are cooked. Add salt, to taste.
  7. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

asparagus prawn sambal 1

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