Kerabu Pucuk Paku

Here's an easy vegetable dish to cook in 30 mins. Add some stir-fried oats to your pucuk paku dish to give it a crunchy texture.

INGREDIENTS

Quick Cook Oatmeal

30g Captain Quick Cook Oatmeal

Dried Prawns

2 Tbsp dried prawns

Fern Shoots

2 cups (120 g) plucked fern shoots

Torch Ginger

1 torch ginger, finely sliced

Shallot

6 shallots, finely sliced

Red Chili

1 red chilli, seeded and shredded

Lime

1 ½ Tbsp lime juice

White Sugar

1 Tbsp sugar

Salt

1/2 tsp salt

Pepper

1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper

METHODS

  1. Place Captain Quick Cook in a frying pan or wok set over low heat and “dry fry”, stirring all the time until oats are crisp and lightly-coloured – about 10 minutes. Cool and whizz finely in small chopper. Set aside.
  2. Soak dried prawns in warm water for 10 minutes till softened. Drain and pound finely in mortar and pestle. Dry fry, stirring over low heat until dry – about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Blanch fern shoots in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain in colander and run cold water from the tap. Drain well and set aside.
  4. Just before serving, place blanched fern shoots in a mixing bowl and add oats, dried prawns, torch ginger, shallots and chilli. Add lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.

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