Saturday, October 23, 2010

Asam Pedas Tenggiri

Today I attempted Asam Pedas again.

And this time around it is much much better. At least it looked like Asam pedas, and tastes like one. I am getting there , but frankly there is still something missing, macam tak cukup kick. But me dunno what.

Anyhoot, here goes the ingredients:

420gm ikan tenggiri (equivalent to 2 pc big + 2 pc small + 1 tail)
1/2 cup asam jawa juice
5 tangkai daun kesum
4 table spoon Oil (I'd add in a bit more cos it was a bit dry)
3 cups water
1 teaspoon sugar


15 tangkai cili kering
1 labu bawang besar
3 ulas bawang merah
3 ulas bawang putih
1/2 in tumeric (or 1 teaspoon tumeric powder)
1/2 in halia
1/2 in belacan

Cooking method:
1. Heat up the oil (I put 3 tablespoons - but i think need a bit more. next time will try 5tablespoon)

2. Put in Blended stuff, until it is sufficiently cooked (usually till the oil surfaces )

3. Add in water, then the Asam juice

4. Once it is boil over, add in the fish, lady fingers, daun kesum, sugar and of course the salt

I have observed that Asam pedas is one of those dish that tastes better when cooked/kept longer. So if you have time, add in water and let it to simmer.

Bon appetite!!