30 g Quaker quick cook oatmeal (Oat cepat masak)
2 Tbsp dried prawns
2 cups (120 g) plucked fern shoots
1 torch ginger (bunga kantan), finely sliced
6 shallots, finely sliced
1 red chilli, seeded and shredded
1 ½ Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly-ground black pepper
1.Place oats in a frying pan or wok set over low heat and “dry fry”, stirring all the time until oats are crisp and lightly-coloured – about 10 minutes. Cool and whizz finely in small chopper. Set aside.
2.Soak dried prawns in warm water for 10 minutes till softened. Drain and pound finely in mortar and pestle. Dry fry, stirring over low heat until dry – about 10 minutes. Set aside.
3. Blanch fern shoots in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain in colander and run cold water from the tap. Drain well and set aside.
4.Just before serving, place blanched fern shoots in a mixing bowl and add oats, dried prawns, torch ginger, shallots and chilli. Add lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.