Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cah Kangkung Udang

I want to apologize.  I can't believe it's been so long since I did a food blog.  I promise I will try not to have the blogs so few and far between anymore.

Doesn't this look amazing?

My Aspie son, William, saw this on my other food blog, Our Roots in Food, and wanted to make it on his night to cook.  He did an awesome job with just a little help from me.  It was delicious!

Cah Kangkung Udang is an Indonesian dish and those who know me know that my Sweetheart is a Dutch-Indo so I am partial to foods cooked in his Mom's native Indonesia. 


  • Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces spinach
  • 7 ounces large shrimp
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 chilies, or adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Wash spinach and cut to size. 
  • Finely chop onion and garlic.   
  • Seed and chop the chilies elongated, as in the picture.   
  • Heat the butter. 
  • Put chopped onions, garlic and chilies in the hot butter.  
  • Saute until fragrant. 
  • Add the shrimp.  
  • Stir well. 
  • Add soy sauce, sesame oil and oyster sauce.  
  • Cook briefly (1-2 minutes). 
  • Add the spinach. 
  • Stir fry briefly until the leaves are flaccid.

Serve with hot rice.

Serves 3-5.


  1. It sounds and looks delish ..Congrats William, You can cook for me anytime !

  2. He'd need a little help but I know he would love to.


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