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

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.


Unknown said...


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

a veg*n @ 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:


dreamy said...

Wow that looks great! Yum Yum!!

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