1. About Udang Balado( Hot Spicy Shrimps)
Udang Balado( Hot Spicy Shrimps) is a food made from basic ingredients of fresh shrimp and red chili. Especially Shrimp are large and fresh. The term Balado is derived from the Padang language, West Sumatra, Indonesia, which means food using red peppers are mashed. These foods are eaten together with rice and vegetables. In addition to shrimp and red chili, other commonly used ingredients are Potato, Lime or Tomato, and Onion. Its spicy flavor makes Udang Balado is much preferred by people who like spicy. And now the term Balado is not only used by people in the Western Sumatera but also throughout Indonesia.
Because many who like this dish then this Udang Balado can be found almost every Restaurant Padang. The existence of chili and lime or tomatoes make this dish contains many vitamin C and Provitamin A. Fresh shrimp will certainly be a source of animal protein and minerals that are needed by the human body. Thus Udang Balado cuisine is very healthy and nutritious to be a side dish with rice and vegetables.
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2. The ingredients used in cooking Udang Balado:
- 1 kg of fresh shrimp,
- 150 grams of red chili,
- 50 grams red cayenne pepper,
- 4 cm turmeric, 10 pieces of red onion,
- 2 pieces of lime or 3 large tomatoes,
- cooking oil to taste, and salt according to taste.
Step to make Udang Balado: Clean Shrimp and remove the head. Clean Potatoes, cut to taste. Blend Turmeric and Salt. Mix with Shrimp that have been cleaned earlier. Allow for 15 minutes for the seasoning to soak in the Shrimp. Boil red Chili, red cayenne pepper, and Tomato. After the red chili, red cayenne pepper and tomato boiled, then mashed. Add red onion and Salt. Puree again. Fried Potatoes until cooked. Fried Shrimp that have been flavored it all. Prepare the skillet. Enter the cooking oil then heat. Slice three grains of red onion put in hot oil in the pan. After the yellowish onion, enter the red Chili, red cayenne pepper, and Tomato that has been mashed earlier. Add a little water. Stir until cooked. If you do not use tomatoes, can use lime to taste sour. Add Potatoes and shrimp that have been fried earlier. Stir slowly. Udang Balado ready to serve.
How to serve Udang Balado: Put the Udang Balado in a clean, dry dish. Serve with rice and vegetables.