Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ikan Bakar Bersambal (Spicy Grilled Fish)

Crispy and yummy.
An impromptu dish. Mum bought some organic tilapia fish. And it really does taste better than the regular tilapia bred from man made lake. The latter normally taste a bit muddy and gives a bit of an undesirable after taste.

Now if only I can make mum switch to organic for all meats. Saying that, organic meat costs more... and not just a few cents more but by quite a bit. So we'll see how that goes. I did find someone who sells organic chicken though but we haven't bought one yet. Tengok lah nanti. I will keep you posted on how good it is once we try it out. Does anyone know of any organic farming course that I can do?

So here is the grilled fish ingredient and method. Hope you like it.

The Ingredients
• 1 Tilapia fish (ikan tilapia) clean the fish and remove the fins.
• 3 garlic (bawang putih)
• 20 shallots (bawang kecil)
• 1 inch of ginger (halia)
• 1/2 inch of galangal (lengkuas)
• 2 red chillies (cili merah)
• 4 small chillies (cili api)
• 5 candle nut (buah keras)
• 1 lemon grass (serai)
• Salt
• Banana leaf

The Method
• Pound the garlic, shallots, ginger, galangal, red chillies, candle nut, salt and lemon grass till its almost fine.
• Heat your wok with oil and put in all the pounded ingredients in. Add a bit of water to cook it thoroughly.
• Leave to fry for about 8 minutes till its slightly dry and cooked.
• Lay the banana leaf on the tray and oil the leaf so the fish doesn't stick.
• Rub some salt on the inside and the skin of the fish.
• Then stuff the pounded ingredients into the fish and pour some olive oil on both sides of the fish.
• Put the fish on the tray with the banana leaf and put it into the oven at 200°C for 30 minutes. Then turn the fish over and leave for another 10 minutes.
• Move the grilled fish onto a plate and serve.

So here is the video. Its a pretty sombre video but have fun grilling your ikan bakar.

video

So... masak lah dengan kasih sayang. Memang lagi sedap. Enjoy!

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