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Spiced Coconut Fish Recipe

Spiced Coconut Fish Recipe

(Ikan Kelapa)

Ingredients : Serves 4

500 g

1/2 cup

3/4 cup

1 clove

12 mm

1/4 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 1/2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

Fish fillets

Desiccated coconut

Hot water


Fresh ginger

Ground kencur (aromatic ginger)

Ground cumin

Ground cilantro

Garam masala


Lemon juice

Chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Banana leaves

Aluminum foil

Method :
  • Wash, clean and scale fillets and cut into approximately 10 cm lengths.

  • Blend together, at high speed, the coconut, hot water, garlic, ginger, kencur, cumin, cilantro, garam masala and salt until coconut is very finely ground.

  • Mix in lemon juice and cilantro leaves.

  • Put equivalent of 1 fillet of fish on each piece of banana leaf placed on square of foil.

  • Spoon 2-3 teaspoons of coconut mixture on fish.

  • Wrap leaf over, make a parcel of foil, steam for 15 minutes.

  • Serve hot.

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