A quick tribute post to the love of my life: chili, spice and all things nice : Udang masak lemak nenas…

This is a nonya curry and a completely appetizing dish with a generous sweet- sour coconut gravy to soak with white rice. What really dances in this curry are the full-bodied crustaceans and fragrant sweet pineapple that together, simply waltz through and burst out of your tastebuds with astonishing flavour.

If you have a blender, the rempah (spice paste) is not too difficult to make from scratch. I confess I have a really tiny one at home and had to do this in two batches. It was rather pathetic. One of my kitchen dreams is to own a good-sized state of the art food processor where you just throw stuff in and it proceeds to rip everything apart in a heart-thumping, pulsating swirl. Sadistic cook? Probably. Meanwhile, I shall shelve that thought for Christmas😊.