Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bamboo Shoot In Thick Coconut Gravy @ Masak Lemak

Bamboo shoot is commonly eaten by the Chinese since decades. According to many elderly, they love cooking it with pork belly cause the fat from the meat is able to flavoured up the dish beautifully. Since my family don't like taking pork, I tried something else on it.

A friend brought me a few fresh bamboo shoots 2 weeks ago. I actually have no idea how to duel with them!  Yes, it's my first attempt dueling with fresh bamboo shoots. haha.... I followed whatever he told me to. First, split the shoots into two (horizontally) and then put everything into a big pot. Fill pot with water by covering the shoots completely, then bring it to boil till water turned yellowish colour. Off the heat, leave to cool completely before slicing them. Then replace it with clean water & keep refrigerated. It can be stored for weeks. Tips : always slice bamboo shoot vertically to prevent from eating the chewy shreds.

Ingredients :
1/2 kg   bamboo shoots, sliced
1 cup  thick coconut milk
2 cups  water
1-1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
3 lemongrass, cut into 3" length each,
1 turmeric leaf, thinly sliced
1 large onion, sliced
salt to taste

Pounded Ingredients :
2 inches  ginger
5 gloves garlic
5 shallots
10-15 bird eye chilies (depends on spiciness as desired)

Method :
(1) heat oil and stir in lemongrass till fragrant, then add in pounded ingredients & turmeric powder and saute till fragrant.
(2) now, add in bamboo shoots and stir to mix well.
(3) next, add in coconut milk & water and bring it to boil.
(4) then lower the heat and let bamboo shoots simmer till tender for about 15-20 mins. At the same time gravy will became thicken, if possible add in more water.
(5) finally, add in turmeric leaf, onion & salt (5 mins before off the heat).

Masak lemak is a very flavourful dish and it's often used in many cooking such like casava/tapioca leaves, young jackfruit and many kinds of green leaves. I'm sure you guys will enjoy it.
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I'm sending this to Shaz & Suresh @ Muhibbah Malaysian Monday.

12 comments:

lena said...

not very fond of bamboo shoots, the one i've eaten not sure from the can or fresh ones but i'm sure those who love bamboo shoots will enjoy eating this delicious looking dish!

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Your dish looks really good! Normally I don't like bamboo shoots if its just stir fried, but I can imagine myself eating a lot with the sauce like its cooked in your recipe.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Kristy, you're always very creative. Never thought of cooking bamboo shoot into curry. Looks so delicious!

~~louise~~ said...

What an intriguing recipe, Kristy! I've seen canned Bmboo shoots in the store. Are they the same?

Coconut Gravy, oh goodness!

Thank you for sharing...

Belinda @zomppa said...

I can't say I've ever been a real fan of bamboo shoots, but I am a huge fan of this awesome sauce!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Kristy, the only time I eat bamboo shoots is when my mum cooks it and I love it very much. However the usual way is cooking it with pork and dark soy sauce... The hokkien style. Very creative to add it in curry...nice! :)) and yes I love bamboo shoots too. :)) have agood day!

love2dine said...

i love to try your recipe.

Lyndsey Chapin said...

Kristy, with all you do I can't believe you still have time to post so many good things to eat. I have some bamboo growing in my backyard like crazy...I should learn how to harvest it! Hehe! Need to chat soon!miss you! :)

MaryMoh said...

Ooooh....love this. Makes me miss home. We ate a lot of this when we were young. We had bamboo plants and we always get big bamboo shoots. They are so good cooked with meat. Now I am craving for it. Hope you have a great week, Kristy.

Adelina Priddis said...

way to go trying out bamboo! This looks delicious. Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i only know cook this with pork and soy sauce, your lemak version sound good too, i must try this since i still have some fresh bamboo shoots.

Pamela said...

DEAR KRISTY, I'LL NEVER GET THE BAMBOO SHOOTS IN MY COUNTRY, MAYBE CANNED, BUT THAT WOULDN'T BE THE SAME. OH, BUT THIS COCONUT SAUCE I WILL TRY WITH SOME OTHER VEGETABLE. I LOVE COCONUT AND IT'S POSSIBILITIES. BIG HUGS

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