Milkfish in Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

Milkfish in Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

Ingredients :

700 g milkfish

1 cm turmeric

1 cm ginger

2 cm galangal

1 teaspoon tamarind juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

500 cc water

2 salam leaves

1 stalk lemon grass, bruised (white part only)

3 tablespoons sweet soy sauce

5 unpeeled shallots, roasted, peeled and sliced thinly

3 cloves unpeeled garlic, roasted, peeled and sliced thinly

2 tablespoons tamarind juice

5 carambolas, halved

10 bird's eye chilies

3 red chilies, cut into 2 cm pieces

Salt and brown sugar


Method :

Thread the ginger, galangal and turmeric onto a skewer and grill. Set aside. Clean the fish, remove scales and cut off the fins and gills. Cut the fish into 5 pieces. Rub each piece with tamarind and salt. Set aside to stand for 15 minutes. Drain. Bring the water to the boil, add grilled turmeric, ginger and galangal, salam leaves, lemon grass, sweet soy sauce, shallots and garlic. Add the fish pieces, tamarind juice, chilies, carambolas, salt and sugar to taste. Continue to cook over low heat until all the spices are absorbed before serving it hot.


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