Friday, September 2, 2011

Pineapple Salted Fish Curry

Salted Fish? Oh yes please. Do not doubt our humble dried under our blistering hot sun salted fish. My all time favourite. I just so am into the love of salted fish (Pumpkin Salted Fish Curry & Salted Egg Chicken). And salted fish, of course, can be simply fried and eaten alongside rice as a condiment. Heaven calling for me especially, but there is such a thing as salted fish into other dishes. Salted in curry, can you imagine the burst of saltiness and spiciness and tanginess? Mouth watering right? Indeed. This Pineapple Salted Fish curry, trust me is triple doze of the same tastes (Salted Fish Mango Sambal, Pada Salt Fish Pickle & Salted Fish Pickle). A revelation of packing your mouth completely Malaysian pow-wow tastiness.    

1/2 (about 300g) pineapple - remove skin and cut into chunks
200g kurau/thread fin salted 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 blended/pounded/grounded)
1 tbsp plain chilli powder
1 tbsp fish curry powder
1 tbsp almond powder (or buah keras)
***** mix/combine all these ingredients together
1 serai/lemongrass - smashed

Heat oil, fry curry paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Add lemongrass and tomato.
Stir. 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.


  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.

  7. Loved that colour and combination...:)

  8. Pineapple and fish a combination that makes my mouth please yummy


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