Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pesmol Ikan ( Fried Fish with Yellow gravy) 2

Hmm,... I love seafood, especially Indonesian style which is mostly spicy or at least eat them with sambal.. This recipe I got from my Mum. Last time I made this using fillet but this time I attempt to cook a whole bream fish just like Mum used to do... Yummy!!...


Pesmol Ikan

Here is the recipe.. or you can visit my previous page about this dish here.

Pesmol Ikan ( Fried Fish with Yellow gravy)

* 500 gr fish
* a pinch of salt
* 2 tablespoon lime juice
* 1 carrot, cut into julienne
* 1 cucumber, peeled, cut into julienne
* 5 small red chili
* 200 ml water
* 3 cm galangal, bruised
* 3 salam leave (Indonesian bay leave)
* 1 lemongrass,bruised
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1 tablespoon oil

Grind ingredients:

* 5 small brown onion
* 4 garlic clove
* 2 cm turmeric ( i teaspoon powder)
* 4 candle nut
* pinch of salt


1. Marinate a whole fish with lime juice, leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse off the fish, rub it with a pinch of salt and leave it again for 15 minutes. ( skip this stage for the flat head fish).
2. Fried the fish until golden brown, set aside.
3. In a large saucepan, heat the oil, then add the grind ingredients, lemongrass,galangal and salam leave, cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
4. Pour in water, let it it boil, then add carrot, chili and sugar, boil for 2 minutes.
5. Add cucumber, cook again until the gravy slightly thicken.
6. Arrange the fish on the plate, then pour in the gravy.
7. Serve with warm rice.