Thursday, 18 August 2011

Recipe : Asam Pedas

 This is my mom’s recipe. Super easy and tasty. When I had Asam Pedas, all I need is steaming plain rice. That’s all!

Fish of your choice. I used red snapper.
5 lady fingers, some people call it okra. 
1 tomato (cut into wedges) 
2-3 sprigs of polygonum leaves (Daun Kesum). I used 5. 
Cooking oil 
Shrimp paste
Tamarind pulp
Sugar and salt to taste

Spice Paste:
1 clove garlic
1 stalk of lemon grass  
4 shallots 
10-15 cleaned dried chillies 

The steps are:
Grind the spice paste ingredient.
Heat oil in medium heat and fry the spice paste for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Stirring continuously to prevent burning.
 Soak the tamarind pulp in warm water for 15 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind pulp constantly to extract the flavor into the water. Drain the pulp and save the tamarind juice.

 Add the tamarind juice, shrimp paste and polygonum leaves. Cover and let the ingredients to boil.
 Add the fish, and taste. If necessary, add salt or sugar. Again, cover and wait till the fish is cooked

Add tomato and lady fingers, and cover.

Turn off heat, serve with plain rice.

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