Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nyonya Steam Fish

I know. You are mocking my pictures right? Admit it. But you know what, I don't care. I admit that these pictures by far are the worth disasters. Then again, so what? You got a problem with my photography skills? I don't care still. I tried, it disastered, yet I'm braving my heart to share. Not for any other reason, but because this Nyonya Steam Fish (grilled belacan lemongrass fish & grilled mackerel yogurt dip) punches out a mix of the most loved Nyonya tastes (Nyonya Fish Sambal & assam fish curry & ikan pari/stingray sambal).  Too bad if you don't believe me. I still don't care. Take care everyone.

1 whole seabass/siakap (abt 400g) - de-gut and clean
8 pieces of tofu pok - cut into 2
150g salted mustard vegetable - soak in water and cut into smaller pieces.
1 tbsp grounded/blended dried red chillies
2-3 birds eye chillies - sliced (optional)
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1  (abt 100g) tomato - sliced thinly 
1 lemon grass - crushed
1 large (abt 100g) onion - sliced
1 inch ginger - sliced into thin stripes
2 pieces (10g) dried tamarind/asam (can replace with tamarind juice)
1/2 tsp belacan/shrimp powder
1/2 tsp sugar
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

First steam the fish.
While its steaming, make the gravy for the topping.
When oil is heated, saute onions and garlic.
Add grounded chillies, lemon grass, turmeric and belacan powder.  Stir and cook until aromatic and oil splits.
Add tomato, birds eye chillies and tamarind pieces.
Season with salt and sugar. 
Put in salted veg and tofu.
Stir to combine all the ingredients together.
(Note: pour little waste for more gravy)
Place steamed fish on a serving tray and top up with gravy.
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  1. there is one Nyonya Steamed Fish we ate at Restaurant Yin Her taste very good. A bit different from yours.

  2. very inviting !looks absolutely delicious!

  3. I really enjoy your recipes here, I feel like I am in Malaysia everytime I read it, that's why after that when I go out I look for a Mamak. :)

  4. I love fish and more fish. Wonderful recipe

  5. Wow...this is so flavorful! I love it!

  6. Love the combination of colours! Yummy :)

  7. i kenot resist thisss!!!copy ur recipe ady ahaha

  8. Thanks all you great ppl for the time in posting your comments.


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