Turmeric Prawn Sambal/Sambal Kunyit udang

150gm prawn without shell
1 turmeric leaf(julienned)
1 ½  tbsp sugar
Sal to taste

Ground into a paste
3 fresh red chillies
5 dried chillies(soaked in hot water for 15mins and drained)
3 candle nuts
1 lemon grass (bottom part only)
½ in fresh turmeric
5 pink shallots
1 in shrimp paste

Heat about 4 tbsp of oil.  Saute the chilli paste until fragrant and oil floats. Add in sugar and salt. Stir further, the sugar will caramelise and the chilli paste will change into a darker colour. You can add about 2 tbsp thick coconut milk if preferred (optional). Add prawns and cook further until prawns are cooked. Finally mix in julienned turmeric leaf. Dish out and serve with nasi lemak or white rice.

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