Friday, September 2, 2011

Pineapple And Salted Fish Curry

Pineapple and salted fish absolutely jive so well together in flavors; sweet sour burst of the fruit and saltiness of the fish. To be honest, I've made curries with the two ingredients quite a number of times. And that perhaps is the reason why I tend to reinvent and further explore my previous recipes. Here's to another; pineapple and salted fish in a spicy curry base, with almond powder (instead of coconut milk, I added it for creaminess and to thicken up) and scented with lemongrass. 

1/2 (about 300g) pineapple - remove skin and cut into chunks
200g kurau/thread fin salt fish with bones - cut into medium size pieces, soaked in water for about 10 mins and drained
1 (about 80g) tomato - sliced
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste (taste curry before adding)

For curry paste
1 tbsp onion paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
(Note;paste is referred to blended/pounded/grounded)
1 tbsp plain chilly powder
1 tbsp fish curry powder
1 tbsp almond powder
***** mix/combine all these ingredients together
1 serai/lemon grass - smashed

Heat oil, fry curry paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Add lemongrass and tomato.
Stir in, pour 1/2 liter of water and simmer.
When heated through, put in salted fish and pineapple.
Simmer to soften and cook the fruit and fish.
Taste and season with salt.
Remove from heat.
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  1. OOOOO thankiu. Been looking for this recipe. I have one salted fish head in my fridge for quite some time now. i got idea what to do with it :)

  2. Lovely flavours in that curry! Sweet, sour and spicy combination at its best

  3. thanks Raymund and Kucing, this is one of our fav.

  4. I love this dish.My mom used to cook with salted fish,she used salted ikan sepat, very yummy..

  5. Thanks Cindy, suppose we can vary the time of salt fish we like to suit our taste.

  6. Love the sound of this with pineapple and salt fish.


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