We’re into our 4th year of active organic vegetable growing; our patch and greenhouse are full and we’re trying out a few new root vegetables this year. As usual, we’ve got courgette plants; altho it’s been providing us with a reasonable harvest, we noticed that it wasn’t as abundant as last year. Nevertheless, August’s a very good time to harvest courgettes.
Courgette & Prawns Sambal Tumis’s a fusion dish; a good mix between East meets West stirfry. 🙂

courgette & prawn sambal tumis 2


  • 400g (mixed) courgettes, ends removed, cut into 1x4cm slices
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimps, washed and chopped roughly
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g sambal tumis paste (recipe from sambal tumis)
  • 75g fresh or frozen peeled deveined prawns
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • salt, to taste


  1. In a wok on low heat, add oil.
  2. Add in dried shrimps and garlic and fry till fragrant, abt 3 mins.
  3. Then add in sambal tumis and stir to mix, frying for another min.
  4. Add in courgettes and prawns; stir-fry till courgettes are cooked but still maintain some texture and prawns are no longer translucent, abt 7-10 mins.
  5. Season with salt, to taste, stir to mix and serve immediately.

courgette & prawn sambal tumis 1

Something different, something spicy and fresh and organic – we love it.. 🙂

courgette & prawn sambal tumis 3

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