Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Assam Pedas Ikan Kembung

Assam Pedas Ikan Kembung1
For those who loved "Assam Laksa" will sure love this dishes. My kids loves laksa very much and they love soup too, this will be their favourite then. Since my hubby was home from Hanoi and I decided to cook this Assam Pedas for him. He can't have this and many other Malaysian food in Hanoi. This is a very appetizing dishes that you all can try at home and it's very easy to prepare☻

Assam Pedas Ikan Kembung 2
The ingredients that I use to cook this dishes and (2x2x1/2inch) dried shrimp paste(belacan) which I forgot to take the pic

Ikan Kembung

left:Wild ginger buds (cut lengthwise) - right: lemon grass & galangale (smashed)

Assam Pedas Ikan Kembung

1 kg fish (kembung/parang)
2 litres water

Blend together:
10 dried chillies - soaked & seeded
2 fresh chillies - seeded
20 shallots - peeled
2x2x1/2inch dried shrimp paste (belacan)

10 stalks polygonum (daun kesom)
1 wild ginger bud (bunga kantan) - cut lengthwise
2cm piece galangale (lengkuas) - smashed
5 stalks lemon grass (serai) - smashed

4 piece dried tamarind skin (asam keping)
50g tamarind (asam jawa) mixed with 250ml water - optional

some rock sugar to taste
some salt to taste
1 cube ikan bilis stock - optional

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add in the ground ingredients, daun kesom, bunga kantan, serai, lengkuas & asam keping. Simmer stock over low heat for 10-15 minutes.
Remove daun kesom and bunga kantan. Taste the soup if it's sour enough. Add the asam jawa juice to taste, add in fish and seasoning. Try the soup while you add in the seasoning until you get the correct taste☻. Keep the soup simmering over very low heat, once the fish is cooked turn off the stove. Serve hot.
Easy right??

Note : Remove if there is seed on the dried tamarind skin as it will produce the bitter taste to the soup. Soaked the dried chillies on a bowl of hot water, this will soften the chillies in shorter time. If you prefer a more spicy soup just increase the amount of fresh chillies accordingly. My kids can't take it too spicy and I only use 2 fresh chillies in this recipe. I omit the ikan bilis stock as well☻


Agnes said...

That my hubby favourite dish!! Thanks for sharing!!

FAD MOM said...

Wow, I haven't had this for a while.. my mouth waters as i read the post..

TINTIN said...

Ya, this is very appetizing dish. It's my favourite too.


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