Friday, August 20, 2010

Acar Hu -"阿扎鱼"(Acar Fish)

Acar hu

"阿扎鱼" or Acar Hu (pickled fish in turmeric vinegar sauce) My favourite fish since childhood days :) I can finished 2 plate of rice with just this one dish. A dish that's very easy to prepare and cook. This dish taste even better if we keep it overnight. YUMMY!!

Ingredients needed:

500g Ikan Kembung (or any other type of fish) - cleaned
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt
enough oil for deep-frying

100g fresh turmeric (shredded)
50g ginger (shredded)

300ml white rice vinegar
100ml water
6tbsp sugar (or to taste)

10 or more pips garlic (removed skin and sliced)
3 red chillies (sliced) - optional, for decoration purpose
3 green chillies (sliced) - "
6 - 8 small spicy chillies (if u prefer it a bit spicy)
2tbsp white sesame seeds (toasted) - optional

Acar hu2


  1. (A): Rub fish with turmeric powder, salt and marinate it for 1 hour. Heat up oil for deep-frying. Deep-fry the fish until crispy. Dish and drain.
  2. (B): Leave about 3tbsp oil in wok, saute shredded ginger, turmeric until fragrant. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  3. (C): Cook all ingredients into saucepan until boiled. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  4. (D): Blanch all ingredients D in boiling water for about 1/2min. Dish and drain.
  5. Mix A,B,C and D, leave aside for at least 5 hours or overnight. Sprinkles toasted sesame seeds on top and serve.
Tips to share: Prepare B & C one day ahead so that they are totally cool before adding in fish and D. The dish can be kept longer this way.

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foongpc said...

Looks yummy! I love eating fish! : )

3 hungry tummies said...

Looking forward to the recipe! Tried you mee hoon kueh..fabulous!

Sparky said...

I've never attempted fried fish recipe before, but i am so glad I tried this. It was soooo gooodd :) Thank you so much for posting it!


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