May 2, 2009

Assam Pedas (Spicy Tamarind Fish)

If you are lazy and just want to have simple+sour+spicy

that will stir up your appetite...try this

Taste almost like assam laksa but less work

Wash and clean the Mackerel Fish (I prefer Terubuk Fish). Blend all the spices together; Dried Chilli, Lemongrass, Shallots, Turmeric, Garlic & Belachan

Mix tamarind pulp with water and strained the juice. Add it the tamarind juice and spice paste then bring to a boil.

Throw in the pineapple, onions, 1 stalk of Lemongrass bruised & Galangal (lengkuas) let it cooked for 10 minutes, then add it the Mackeral fish & boil till cooked, approximately 3-5 minutes.

Add in the salt & sugar, to taste. 

Garnish with ginger flower and mint leave...Done !

Serve with rice,...or you can add it rice noodle and treat it like assam laksa...
with "Har Ko".....Of course.

Serving for 4paxs


Ground paste
20g Dried chilli, soaked
15g Lemongrass
15g Turmeric
180g Shallot
20g Garlic
20g Belachan

20g Ginger Flower, finely sliced
100g Onion, cut into chunks
200g Pineapple, cut into chunks
1kg Mackerel Fish
20g Lemongrass, bruised
20g Galangal, bruised
1/2tbsp Salt, or to taste
1tbsp, Sugar, or to taste
100g Tamarind pulp
1.5L Water