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Stir Fry Spinach with Terasi and Dried Tiny Shrimp

Spinach with Dried Shrimp Paste 2

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) belong to the same family (Chenopodiacea) as beets and chard. Spinach origanted in southwestern Asia or Persia as wild plant. It has been cultivated in China and many other areas of Asia for at least 2,000 years. It was used as an important medical plant in many traditional sytems of medicine.

A 1-cup serving spinach has only 41 calories, but it is extremely nutrient-dense. It is an excellent source of Vitamin K, carotenes, vitamin C, folic acid, manganese, iron, and vitamin B2. In addition, spinach is also a good source of vitamins B6, E and B1.

It has been a terrible weather lately, made me lazy to go to Asian stores to buy Kangkung which I used to make for this kind of stir fry. Since I still have a package of frozen whole spinach, I’d better use it. In 2006, I posted a recipe of Stir Fry Spinach with Terasi and Tiny Shrimp, which becomes different’s name in Indonesia for the dried one and the fresh one. Ebi is for the dried shrimp and Rebon is for tiny shrimp.

Stir Fry Spinach with Terasi and Dried Tiny Shrimp
[Indonesian] Tumis Bayam Ebi Terasi
Recipe by me

Spinach with Dried Shrimp Paste 1


Ingredients:
1 frozen package whole spinach (about 300 gr), thawed as package direction and put into an icy waterbath bowl
1/4 cup dried tiny shrimp (trasi shrimp/Indonesian: ebi)
3 shallots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried shrimp paste (Indonesian: terasi, Malaysian: belachan), roasted
1/2 tsp ground fresh bird chilies*
2 Indonesian bay leaves (salam leaves/Indonesian: daun salam)
salt and sugar as desired
coconut oil
red chilies, angle cut

*I used to buy lots chilies, ground them and keep in the freezer, whenever I need for making nasi goreng or sambal, I have them.

Terasi & Rebon
Ground Terasi and Dried Tiny Shrimp

Directions:
1. Heat wok in high heat and add oil, saute shallot, garlic, ground chilli and terasi until fragrant. Add a very small amount of water/broth and tiny shrimp, stir.
2. Add spinach, sugar and salt (if necessary, because terasi is salty), stir fry until 2 minutes. Garnish with red chilies cut and serve with steamed rice.

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35 thoughts on “Stir Fry Spinach with Terasi and Dried Tiny Shrimp”

  1. Pepy,Where did you buy the "rebon"? Are they available at your neighbourhood Asian store? I've seen anchovies but not rebon,Beautiful and appetizing pictures…

  2. @ Tuty: you can buy rebon at frozen rack of Asian store, there are ample rebons at dried racks at the Asian stores as well@Deetha:males otak-atik maneh πŸ˜€

  3. mbak, SBmu mlayu ng ndi,leh? tak goleki kok gak ono πŸ™
    btw,bdane korma india, aceh, ambek malaysia opo? ora podo tah rasane? aku rg tau nyobo soale..hehe
    kormaku engko iki metu. wingi kae ws tak gw skedul. don’t miss it.. *halah.. nggilani* wkwkwkwkwk

  4. Pepy,
    Where did you buy the “rebon”? Are they available at your neighbourhood Asian store? I’ve seen anchovies but not rebon,

    Beautiful and appetizing pictures…

  5. @ Tuty: you can buy rebon at frozen rack of Asian store, there are ample rebons at dried racks at the Asian stores as well

    @Deetha:males otak-atik maneh πŸ˜€

  6. Ahh.. ok.. terasi = belacan (in Malay language).. I just had belachan kangkung recently… πŸ™‚ truly, I love this kind of dish.. Spinach is just as good!

  7. Iya neh SBnya lari kemana mbk? Aku mau komen2 dr kemarin sempat cari.. Yg ini emang nyoocok dipadu ama baladoku hehe. Dan fotomu seger tenan πŸ™‚

  8. Iya neh SBnya lari kemana mbk? Aku mau komen2 dr kemarin sempat cari.. Yg ini emang nyoocok dipadu ama baladoku hehe. Dan fotomu seger tenan πŸ™‚

  9. ealah.. aku ngenteni sampe wareg ng pos.tp kau tak kunjung tiba.pas aku lungo malah kau tiba. eiei… iku ym ku murup terus.tp nek statusku i'm mobile,brarti aku g lg ol.pm mlebu ng sms. ws gt nek aku chat ng hp,g iso nyapa wg sg invis.jd kd dsapa sik. hiks. ..

  10. ealah.. aku ngenteni sampe wareg ng pos.tp kau tak kunjung tiba.pas aku lungo malah kau tiba. eiei…
    iku ym ku murup terus.tp nek statusku i’m mobile,brarti aku g lg ol.pm mlebu ng sms. ws gt nek aku chat ng hp,g iso nyapa wg sg invis.jd kd dsapa sik.
    hiks. ..

  11. Coffee and Vanilla

    That sounds great Pepy! I love also the new look of your blog :)And thank you for sharing the tip about mashed potatoes, sounds like a very good idea… can't wait to try.Margot

  12. Coffee and Vanilla

    That sounds great Pepy! I love also the new look of your blog πŸ™‚
    And thank you for sharing the tip about mashed potatoes, sounds like a very good idea… can’t wait to try.
    Margot

  13. Wow! its a nice spinach recipe.i like very much.i told my wife for made ur given recipe.and i am already test it.amazing…..yamm..

  14. Wow! its a nice spinach recipe.i like very much.i told my wife for made ur given recipe.and i am already test it.amazing…..yamm..

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