Rendang Pedas Kerang (Cockles)

Rendang Cockles.jpg

Ingredients
1 kg fresh shell cockles(washed and drained. Pour boiling water into it for 3-4 mins. Shell when cool.
1 pkt kara coconut milk/1 grated coconut
1/2 pkt kerisik
1 daun kunyit
4 kaffir leaves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp gula melaka
2 pcs assam keping
50ml water
11/2 tbsp oil

Ingredients to be blended into paste
2 lemongrass
3 shallots and I big red onion
4 cloves of garlics
1 ginger
1 blue ginger
1 belacan
1 yellow ginger
4 buah keras
10 chilli padi
3 big red chillies

2 tbsp Dancing chef laksa paste
1 tbsp oil

Method
1) Heat 11/2 tbsp oil in a wok and saute the blended ingredients with laksa paste till fragrant and oil sips out. Add the coconut milk, water, assam keping, gula melaka, kerisik, kaffir and 1/2 daun kunyit. Stir to mix. Simmer on low heat and stir occassionaly.
2) Add salt and sugar to taste. When the gravy is a bit thick and dry add the cockles. Stir and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the 1/2 shredded daun kunyit and kaffir leaves. Serve hot with rice.

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