Thursday, March 27, 2008
Fried Lady's Fingers (Okra) in Dried Shrimps and Belachan
I have heard from some of my friends and the office tea lady that lady's fingers (okras) are very good especially for the knee joints. This could be due to the sap (gluey) like thing that emits from the vegetable when you cut it. But it is this very gluey thing that gave me a hard time cooking this dish last night.
I like lady's fingers when cooked with Assam Fish or Fish Head Curry but yesterday night was a work night and I really didn't have the time or the energy to attempt to cook such fanciful meals. So, I decided to make a very simple dish of fried lady's fingers with dried shrimps and belachan.
As I was cutting the lady's fingers, I notice the gluey stuff. Tried to wash it off but it still kept dripping out of the cut parts of the lady's fingers. Decided to soak them in some water and I think maybe I should not have done that as they were getting even worse. Anyway, I rinsed and drained out the water but when I started cooking it in the wok, it didn't that long to find my lady's fingers swimming in a pool of glue...alamak.. quickly scooped it out. Luckily it tasted ok but I know there must be a way to get rid of all that gluey stuff.
If SueSue of CookingMomster-My Kitchen or Babe of Babe in the City-KL is reading this post....HELP!!!!!
If you want an equivalent recipe for lady's fingers, I would suggest you visit CookingMomster's post and maybe Babe also has a post (tried to find it but I couldn't just yet). I will only post my recipe when I find out how to get rid of all that glue from my dish... :(