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Stir-fry Sambal Shrimp with Petai /Sator Beans (Stinky Beans)

Petai or Sator Beans or Stinky Beans is one of many Asian favourite beans which you can find everywhere in Malaysia,Indonesia,and Thailand.If you 're not use to eat this Stinky Beans ,it's can be really challenging.Don't mistaken Sator beans from Broad beans or Lima beans.This beans have a very strong pungent or unique flavor after you consume it but don't worried in the other bright side you can benefit good source of vitamin A, calcium and phosphate from it. Anyway,in US we can't get petai or sator beans in pods,but we're lucky enough we can get it in frozen form at any Asian market in New York City. While I was cleaning my chest freezer,I found 2 small packs of petai sitting at the bottom of my freezer. I'm in the mood for stinky beans ,since it's been awhile I eat it at home.


8 oz Fresh Sator Beans/Petai

2 tbsp sambal belacan

10 pc shrimp (clean and deviened) tail intact*optional*

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp tamarind powder

1-2 red chili (cut)

1 tbsp oil


1:Heat skillet with oil at high heat,add in sambal belacan and shrimp.Stir-fry for 30 second or until the shrimp curl,then quicly add in petai/sator beans and seasoning.

2:Sauteed for 1 minutes or lesser,then removed from heat.Taste the seasoning before dish out.Serve warm with rice.


You can use squid ,calm or other seafood for this beans.Check out my previous post using squid HERE !

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Anonymous said...
January 9, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Familiar with my recipe and some ingredients. But I don't like put any sugar for spicy thing, I like more spicy for Sator recipe. ;)

Hope you had a nice New Year Time.~*

Anonymous said...
January 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Sedapnyaa....kalau isi dalam "peranakan porcelain" lagiii sedap..hehehe...

Anonymous said...
January 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Your sator beans look big and plump. With spicy shrimp it must taste good.

Anonymous said...
January 9, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Yummy! The huge prawns are calling my name.

Anonymous said...
January 9, 2009 at 11:40 PM

YUM! I love sambal petai with shrimps, both fresh or dried but unfortunately, cannot get the petai here. Have been looking for several years but keep finding broad beans!!

I keep forgetting to come to your kitchen, Lesley because I didn't link it. Will do now. :)

Anonymous said...
January 10, 2009 at 5:57 AM

This is something that my mom loves!!! But, I can't say yes to the taste. Usually I just 'sapu' the prawns and sambal :)

Anonymous said...
January 10, 2009 at 6:37 AM

I miss this dish! Haven't had petai in awhile.

Anonymous said...
January 10, 2009 at 10:17 AM

I don't think I have tried Petai stinky beans before! But I know it is famous esp with sambal chili.

Anonymous said...
January 10, 2009 at 8:35 PM

I love spicy too.Welcome to the club!

hahaha!! kasi kirim kat sini leh!! btw,I can't access to your blog,what happened?

Petai ni tak busuk sangat macam kat Malaysia punya.Too bad Malaysia suppiler tak mahu hantar petai overseas la!


Don't you have asian store in Seattle? Hope you enjoy my food and recipe here.Thanks for the link:) Thanks for dropping by:)

I'm like you only eat ikan bilis ,shrimp or sambal from my mom cooking but didn;t try petai until last year when my friend treat me to a thai's dinner .I dunno what I had miss all those years.Try once you will get the kick out of this!

sorry I make you drooling:).Thanks for dropping by:)

tigerfish: dunno what you miss !!

Anonymous said...
January 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Hey, you make Sambal Petai too! They are nice isn't it?

Anonymous said...
June 27, 2011 at 4:42 PM

With absolutely NO INTENTION to citisize your enthousiasm for SATOR, I as a SATOR consumer using some ten to twenty pouches of frozen sator a month (in various meat, shrimp and poultry dishes, specially added to fried rices or even as side dish stirfried with sweet soy ), from studying your photo of your presentation,
Would like your readers to know that on average, inside one of every twenty beans, there might be a green worm, therefor not ever to use the sator beans in whole but separate the halves from the but end.

Selena said...
June 8, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I also love shrimp, but I haven't tried this recipe maybe because we preferred to ask nyc catering for any occasions to provide some foods for us.

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.