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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ikan Masak Merah / Fish in Spicy Red Sauce...


A delayed post...





A plate of white rice with this spicy fish....completes my lunch! :-D

 

IKAN MASAK MERAH / FISH IN SPICY RED SAUCE

Ingredients :~

  • 6 blocks of fresh mackerel
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 5 shallots *
  • 3 cloves of garlic *
  • 1/2 inch ginger *
  • 2 onions *
  • 4 tbsp dried chilli paste / cili boh ~ add or less to your preference
  • 2 stalks lemongrass ~ slightly crushed 
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water ( may add some coconut milk )
  • oil

Method :~
  1. Rub fish blocks with turmeric powder and salt. Leave aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Using a food processor, blend smooth ingredients marked *.
  3. Heat oil in a wok and fry the fish blocks until golden. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Using the same oil, stir fry the blended ingredients together with lemongrass for 2 minutes.
  5. Add dried chilli paste and continue stirring for another 10 minutes over medium heat, until the raw smell leaves. 
  6. Add tomato puree, water, tamarind paste and salt. 
  7. Allow the gravy to boil and thickens a little. ( Add more water if you want a runny gravy )
  8. Place the fried fish blocks in the gravy and mix gently. Allow to simmer and check for salt.
  9. Dish out and ready to be served :)




You may do the same with chicken. I've posted one long time back (in Malay)....AYAM MASAK MERAH


 


By the way, Ashika's Orientation Day 2 went on fine today. She was sleepy though...LOL!

Waiting for Orientation Day 3 tomorrow...final one. And she'll be joining the kindie from January onwards :)







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28 comments :

  1. Hello, making me hungry in the morning. loved your stack of fish.

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  2. What a way to tempt people sis? I'm definitely shifting near your place...

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    1. Hihihi, shift sis! Will be useful for me...ahaha :)

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  3. The thick masala and the fleshy fish looks so tempting...

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  4. owhh my! Love..simple dish but looks fabulous there.. :)

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  5. Fish dishes always rock and this one is just superb.. Loved the flavours..:)
    Awesome..
    Reva

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  6. Drooling....!!! One plate of rice is definitely not enough! Yum!

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  7. Cantiknya warna sambal tu! Terliurrrr....

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  8. Mouthwatering here..Drooling here, cant resist to this fabulous dish.

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  9. This is really yummylicious....

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  10. Will finish my lunch and dinner tooo. This is beautiful.

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  11. What a great dish,drooling here..thanks for sharing,can't wait to try this.

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  12. Hi Love...sedappppnya...geram tengok kuah sambal yang pekat2 basah macam ni...

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  13. Ikan Masak Merah with a Bang! Just love looking at the photo, wish I could steal a piece :) Ashika must be so excited with her new experience!

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  14. This is one excellent post:)definitely worth trying!

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  15. ohh yummeh! I love ayam masak merah, didn't know the sauce can be used for fish too. definitely must try this.

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  16. perghhh love tgok sambal dia pun dah tau sedapp:)

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  17. leave abt recipe..vl talk abt only pics...such a tempting 1 dear......awesum
    BTW if gets sum time check out my new FB page dear.Thanks in advance..
    Maha

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  18. hi love... nak wish gak kat rishie epi belated besday! mama kasi apa??? hehehe... wat ashika, waaaaa dah nak skola yer! blaja pandai2 k! nanti boleh buli mama... hahahahahaha...

    meh campak ayam seketuii! hehe

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  19. this is so so tempting, makan dengan nasi lemak must be nice too.

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  20. Hi Love, your ikan masak merah look superb. Picture like 3D, almost pop out of my screen. LOL
    Can you please get me 2 plates of rice! YUMMY!!

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  21. this is completely ..mouthwatering ..awesome ..love the recipe..
    keep up the good cooking ..love ya!

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