Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nyonya Steam Fish

Previously I've said about Nyonya dish at Nyonya Fish Sambal (other fish recipes - assam fish curry and ikan pari/stingray sambal).   Do try the recipes and let me know yea!! Now let me share another Nyonya fish dish. This one is slightly different. Fish steamed and topped with gravy/sambal for the spicy-salty and tangy flavours. As you can see, the picture is "teruk-case/horrendous". Mmmm!!! things do go wrong for a foodie. But let me truly assure you - the dish is splendid. Don't believe me???  You should try then!!

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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