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Fish in Coconut Milk and Spices Recipe

Fish in Coconut Milk and Spices Recipe

(Gulai Ikan)

Ingredients : Serves 6

1 1/2 lb firm dark fish steaks

2 onions, chopped finely

4 cloves garlic, crushed

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated finely

1 teaspoon turmerci, ground

1/2 teaspoon dried shrimp paste

1 teaspoon Sambal ulek

1 stalk lemon grass (white part only)

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups thin coconut milk

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1/4 cup tamarind liquid

1 cup thick coconut milk

Salt to taste

Juice of half a lemon


Method :

Wash the fish and pat dry with paper towel. Rub the fish with a little salt and lemon juice and let stand for 20 minutes. Use a saucepan and combine the onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, dried shrimp paste, sambal ulek, lemon grass and salt with the thin coconut milk. Bring to a simmering point. Simmer without cover until the onions are soft and liquid thickened. Add the fish, basil and tamarind liquid and simmer until the fish is cooked. Stir in the thick coconut milk and heat throught but do not boil, stirring so that coconut milk does not curdle. Serve with steamed white rice, sambals and vegetables.


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