Friday, April 17, 2009

IFW - Braised Fish with Coconut Milk, Tomato and Basil

If you read my blog regularly, you will noticed that i never participate in blog events like everyone else does.
Well, this is my first submission for blog event, Indonesian Food Week hosted by Siany Nugroho one of NCC's member.
I love seafood so much(who don't?) and most of times i buy it outside since my cooking skill is terrible, especially in Indonesian food.

Indonesian name it Pencok Ikan. Ikan mean fish, but pencok???(anyone who can come up with explanation will be greatly appreciated). As you all know, Indonesia made up by more than 17.500 island, so can you imagine how many language we have?
One of the event's rule is to mention where the dish come from. So, i'll say this recipe is come from my mom(sorry about the exact place, i wish i or my mom know)

Recipe for mommy style pencok ikan(braised fish with coconut milk, tomato and fresh basil)

500 g mackerel
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 cm lesser galangal
1 tsp salt
5 red chili
3 cloves garlic
2 candle nut
1 tsp shrimp paste
1 medium tomato, diced
salt and sugar to taste
handful fresh basil

- Rub fish with coriander powder and salt, let it stand for 15 minutes, fry till brown on both side, set aside. Blend all the ingredients except coconut milk, basil and tomato. Heat a tbsp oil in a medium pan, saute spices and keep stirring for 1-2 minutes. Pour in coconut milk, let it bubbling, add in fish and tomato. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until gravy almost dry, adjust the taste with salt and sugar. Sprinkle fresh basil just before remove from heat.


แซม said...

nice blog i like it very much. Are you Thai? i have a blog on Thaifood and i am putting a link to your blog on the blogroll
you can give me a link back if you like but dont have to if you dont want

Fanny Wijaya said...

Hello Sam(right?) glad u like my blog. You have great blog as well, sure i'll link u back. I'm Indonesian. Thanks for visit.

Horus said...

Thanks thats so nice of you.. I put your feed on my blog too as it fits..
actually i just started to post again after a long time away as i am overworked with 40 or so blogs to write on - you are Indonesian? but live in Taiwan? what is it like there? I was invited to go and make tattoos in a private house there once but was dubious as they seemed a bit like Yakuza guys. Are you Chinese indonesian? you look very light skinned in your foto (assuming that is you in the foto - those roller blades look fun!). Are you Buddhist/Hindu or Muslim?


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