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Nyonya Stuffed Fish Recipe

Nyonya Stuffed Fish Recipe

Ingredients :

600 g

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon



50 g


1 teaspoon

50 g

1 stock

1 stalk



Tamarind paste, mixed with 1/2 cup water






Roasted dried shrimp paste (belacan)

Dried shrimps

Lemon grass

Ginger flower

Method :
  • Cut the fish on both sides along the backbone to form a pocket.

  • Rub salt on skin to remove fishy smell.

  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil, stir fry the blended ingredients with the asam paste and sugar until fragrant.

  • Stuff into the fish pocket.

  • Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a wok.

  • Stir fry the fish on both sides until it turns golden brown and done.

  • Serve.

Note : Do not overstuff the fish. Otherwise the stuffing will drops into the hot oil and will burn and taste bitter. To prepare the balacan, bake at 200oC in the oven or stir fry in a wok without oil until fragrant.

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