Steamed Seasoned Shredded Coconut (Bothok Kelapa)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Been wanting to eat this steamed coconut, but I had no luck to get the recipe online. I called my sister and she gave me the recipe but it was just a brief one. Eventually Mel sent me the recipe through email. Thank bunch Mel! Oh ya..btw, I modified the quantity and added some candle nuts and shrimp paste to make it tastier...

- 300 gr shredded coconut (available frozen at Asian stores)
- 1 fistful dried anchovy
- 10 shrimp, peel of the skin, discard the tail and cut into small pieces
- 100ml coconut milk
- 5 cloves of small red onion
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 15 chili paddy or bird's eye chili
- 4 candle nuts
- 1 tsp shrimp paste
- 4 Indonesian bay leaves
- salt
- sugar

In a chopper, chop onion, garlic, chili, candle nuts and shrimp paste. Mix shredded coconut and coconut milk in a mixing bowl. Add the chopped seasoning, salt and sugar and mix it well. Adjust the taste. Add the anchovy and chopped shrimp. Wrap a little portion of this mix (3-4 Tbsp) with banana leaf. Do not forget to place a piece of bay leaf at the bottom. Steam it under high heat for 40minutes.
This time instead of wrapping it with banana leaf, I just steamed it inside steaming container (or you may use aluminum foil too).
Serve it with warm steam rice.


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