Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salted Fish & Mango Sambal (Gravy)

Anytime is an appropriate time to confess. Please do especially Christians before Lent and Easter to weight-down your hidden sins, or maybe you prefer me to say hidden secrets. Both actually is same-sound to me, never mind, I shouldn't stick my nose in other people's business. Sorry everyone. Just thought of reminding you that god is a reminder for us to behave ourselves, I too must confess to you now. Please forgive me because I am an addict. Noooo!! Not to ganja, heroine or shabu-shabu, but towards saltiness. I love salty dried prawns (Petai Dried Prawns SambalBelacan Fried Rice & Belacan Prawn Sambal) ikan bilis/anchovies (Ikan Bilis Noodle Soup) salted fish (Pada Salt Fish Pickle) to utmost disaster. I know. Too much of salt is not good for our health, yet I let go every now and then.

I'm also aware that salted fish with mango is abnormal. I can read your mind, so stop denying you didn't consider my abnormality just because you are a staunch follower of "cook with nava-k". Its okay. I forgive you but I won't forget those who lie to cause my downfall. Then again, still okay I suppose because the ball you throw on my face will eventually bounce back harder on your butt. Hehehehe!! The reality of Karma, time now to embrace this Salted Fish Mango Sambal. Saltiness of salted fish, sour-sweet mango notes, belacan and curry leaves, aiyoyoyo! I can't take it. I am so hungry. Can I have some rice please for this Salted Fish Mango Sambal.

1 medium size piece salted kurau/ thread fin salt fish (soaked and cut into pieces) 
1 semi ripe mango (remove skin and cut into long thin stripes)
4 shallots (sliced thinly)
3 pips garlic (sliced thinly)
1 tbsp/or as needed dried chilli paste 
1 tsp belacan/shrimp paste powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 small piece of palm sugar 
3 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

In heated oil, fry fish  till crispy.
Remove and keep aside
In the same oil, saute shallots and garlic.  
Add chilli paste, belacan, sugar and curry leaves.
Season with salt
Cook till aromatic.
Add fish and mango.
Stir in for a min or two, dish out.
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  1. looks delicious^^
    thanks for sharing!~

    btw, follow ur bloggie^^
    keep in touch~~

  2. Mmm..... never knew the 2 could go together. Brilliant!

  3. Hei, have been checking out yr recipes too,yours are very creative.

  4. Love fish with mango it makes my palette dance

  5. Interesting... even we do sour fish curry with raw mango during summer... recipe is different... to try yours...


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