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Fried Flavourful ‘Pucuk Paku’

This simple recipe of Fried Fern Shoot ‘Pucuk Paku’ is a favorite among Malaysians. It can arouse your appetite.

1 bunch Wild fern shoots (pucuk paku)
2 – 3 tbsp Cooking oil
100 g Shelled prawns
1/2 piece Onion, cut into wedges
1 Red chili, seeded and julienned
1 sachet Pal Sweet® Sweetener
Ingredients A: blend well
3 Shallots
2 cloves Garlic
3 – 4 Bird’s eye chilies
½ piece Onion, coarsely chopped
20 g Anchovies
A little Water or just enough
Ingredients B: seasoning
1 tsp TUMIX® Anchovy Stock
¼ tsp AJI SHIO® Flavoured Black Pepper
A dash of AJI SHIO® Flavoured Pepper
100 – 125 ml Water
  1. Pluck the top part of wild fern shoots and discard the hard stalks. Wash thoroughly.
  2. Heat 2 – 3 tbsp oil in a heated wok, add in blended ingredients (A). Keep frying until fragrant.
  3. Add in prawns and stir-fry well.
  4. Add in wild fern shoots, toss and fry well to mix.
  5. Stir in seasoning (B), onion and red chilli, keep stirring until vegetables are cooked briefly. Turn off the fire.
  6. Add in Pal Sweet® Sweetener, stir well and dish out to serve immediately.

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