Friday, December 21, 2007

Vegetarian Assam Sambal Fish

This is a delicious Malay dish.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
° 4 (100g) vegetarian fish slices, pan-fried or toasted or baked
° 2 tablespoons oil
° 2 (100g) tomatoes, peeled and blended
° ¾ tablespoon assam/tamarind paste, knead with 100ml hot water and strained
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
° black sugar or sugar, or to taste
° 2 kalamansi limes

Sambal Paste
° 2 lemongrass and 25g ginger or 15 shallots, chopped
° 6-8 dried chilli, soaked and chopped
° 4 candle nuts, chopped
° 1 teaspoon vegetarian belacan

Method
1. Grind the sambal paste ingredients until fine and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Add the sambal paste and fry over low heat for 3 minutes or until thickened and fragrant. Add the tamarind juice, tomatoes puree, salt, sugar and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the vegetarian fish slices and stir well to ensure the vegetarian fish slices are coated with the sambal paste.
4. Dribble lime juice and serve immediately.

3 comments:

Tjiana said...

Heyy....

Do you know where I might find vegetarian belachan? Haven't seen any around...

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Tjiana

Are you in Singapore? If you are, then you can get them very easily from any vegetarian shops or stalls. Just ask the shop owner :)

Some info on the vegetarian belacan:https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=25338237&postID=260184418588550965

cheers,

dreamy said...

Wow that looks great! Yum Yum!!

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