Chili Prawn Otah Barbecue in Banana Leaf


Portion: for 3 adults
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Cost: SGD 30

500g premium shrimps shelled and de-veined
1/2 cup premium sambal chili
500g premium shrimp paste
500g premium mackeral fish paste
1/2 cup salted low starch solution
1/4 cup sugar
1/10 cup lime juice
1/10 cup coconut milk
2 banana leaves cut into 6 pieces
12 toothpicks

Sambal Chili paste

What's Special:
Add whole shrimps in the Otah adds crunch to the normal soft paste. Having lime juice balances the overly heavy and spicy Otah, making it an appetizer more than a hunger cure.

1) Mix in a bowl all the ingredients for Paste.
2) Separate into 6 portions and Wrap up the Paste.
3) Steam under high heat for 10 mins. Cool it down.
4) Barbecue the Paste in Wrap. Remove Wrap before serving Paste .
5) Serve with dip, baked hot dog buns, tea and salad for a family fiesta picnic.


Correct me if im this 'Otak-otak udang'recipe?If yes i have to try this!

Not sure what is Otak -otak udang. Just try it!!!

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i love otak otak....reminds me of home. will try making it :). thanks for the recipe.


Hi, youe otah recipe seems easy and the picture looks delicious. Would like to try your recipe, but what is "salted low starch solution"? Is it a premix, and where to get it, any substitute to it? thanks.


wow...look yummy, I love this food. Thanks for recipe, I must try :-)

This looks quite delicious! I have prawns already the trick is finding the banana leaves!

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