Steamed Red Grouper or Coral Trout Fish with Spicy XO Sauce

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Steamed Red Grouper or Coral Trout Fish with Chinese Spicy XO Sauce

Steamed Fish with Spicy XO Sauce with Blue Dotted Grouper (Cephalopholis argus). Very fresh grouper steamed into perfection with savoury chinese gourmet xo sauce, a simply elegant with a kicking umami flavour. The fresh fish flesh is firm, succulent, and sweet with glutinous smooth texture with a kicking umami flavour of premius quality dried seafood in Chinese XO Sauce , what a heavenly threat.

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Chinese Style Steamed Grouper Fish with Spicy XO Sauce

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XO Sauce (Lee Kum Kee Brand)

XO sauce is a savoury bomb that burst into umami flavour once you put it in your mouth, that’s the correct definition for my taste buds. Chinese XO sauce made of  several premium dried seafoods, including dried scallops or conpoy, dried fish and shrimp, sometimes crab and shrimp roe, Chinese ham/Jinhua ham, and abalone that rehydrated, shredded and then fried and mixed into XO Sauce. The roughly chopped rehydrated dried seafood then cooked slowly with chili peppers, onions, and garlic then  cognag or other old liquor added, this is what XO (extra old) Sauce name comes from. I’m using Lee Kum Kee Brand XO Sauce for this recipe, it’s savoury enought even without any Iham at all (it’s also Halal). Lee Kum Kee penetrated Indonesia with their halal version sauces and condiments because the Indonesian majority population is moslem. I love using XO Sauce as a condiment or as a flavouring agent, i recently made my own and  hopefully i can share it a.s.a.p.

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Steamed Fresh Fish with Premium Quality XO Sauce and Fresh Spices

Steamed live grouper fish with XO Sauce is simply what you’ve served if you want to impressed your future mother in law if you want to married your Chinese descent boyfriend. Simple steaming fish technique is highly appreciated in mostly Asian, especially Chinese descent, but not for Bataknese people like my family tree. Batak people used to spiced up any dish, so light seasoning that present the natural sweetness flavour of the fish such as Hongkong Style Steamed Live Humpback Mouse Grouper that probably cost you a lot of money won’t impress any batak mother in law.  Batak people apreciate the freshness of seafood, we used to pickled fish called Naniura or Spicy Pickled Raw Grass Carp Fish, and again it’s spiced up with with lots of spicy chili and andaliman pepper. My bataknese descent mother used to steamed fish lately due to health issue concern, mostly spicy Thai Style Steamed Whole Fish  Recipe that suits with my family licking that adore spicy food.

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Live Grouper Fish a.k.a kerapu lodi/sunu @ Grand Lucky Supermarket Jakarta (42 USD/Kg)

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Very Fresh Argus Grouper (Blue Spotted Red Coral Trout or Kerapu Sunu Hitam)

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Kerapu Sunu Hitam ot Dark Red Grouper with Small Blue Dotted, Extremely Fresh (7 USD/Kg)

XO sauce fish in this recipe using Blue Dotted Grouper (Cephalopholis argus), it’s also known as red rock cod, seven star grouper or coral trout. In Indonesia, we used to called this fish as kerapu lodi, kerapu sunu hitam or black grouper, the small blue dotted grouper called kerapu tungsin or kerapu tungsen, while the larger blue dotted called kerapu bintang. This fish is highly regarded as a fancy dinner menu and usually cooked once it alive prior to served in the table, the price is dropped once it dead and this is why live grouper fish usually displayed in the aquarium window infront of the high end Chinese restaurant. My grouper was tagged about 42 USD/kg once it alive in Grand Lucky Supermarket, Jakarta, called me a lucky bastard; i got this lil grouper with only 7 USD/Kg tag because the fish section staff told me that this fish is just dead or  about 3 hours before i got there, just a great deal very-very fresh grouper fish for steaming.

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Simply Damn Delicious Steamed Fish with XO Sauce!

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XO Sauce Steamed Fish; Low Calories, High Protein and DAMN DELICIOUS!!!

Steamed fish diet it’s a part of a healthy living. Steaming food preserved it’s natural taste and most of it’s nutrients  withoud adding enormous ammount of unnecessary calories. Don’t you know that deep frying fish can triple it’s calories??? Don’t be shock that deep fried fish infact left only half amount of it’s proteins and vitamins due to high heating that can reach about 180C compare to 100 C of steaming process. Beside, the natural unsaturated fatty acid mostly retain in steaming process. Unsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid  considered as a GOOD FAT that cleanse clotted cholestrol or BAD FAT in your capilary. I guess it’s better be increased  steaming food intake in your daily life from now on. Boring taste of steamed fish it’s not an excuse now, it’s before you try this kicking savoury steamed fish with XO sauce.

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Steamed Red GrouperFish with Fresh Chili, Garlic, Ginger and XO Sauce

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Spicy XO Sauce Steamed Red Argus Grouper or Rock Cod

I love steamed fish with XO Sauce, my previously recipe of Steamed Tiger Prawn with Spicy Chinese XO Sauce turn out stunning dish even with very simple preparation. After that, i almost XO sauce anyting, XO Sauce beef steak using a cheap ribeye cut, XO sauce fried rice, noodle and several kind of stir fried veggies  goes with the sauce, obviously turn out delicious. Then i just had an idea to steam whole grouper fish with the XO Sauce.

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Fresh Whole Grouper Fish with Firm, Sweet and Succulent Meat

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Delicious Steamed Fish with XO Sauce, Can’t Stop Diggin!!!

Delicious steamed whole fish requires freshness as the key to avoid any fishy and muddy aromas. First, you should choose the freshly catch fish or live fish that swimming in the tank is preferred. Rub and also brush throughly the fish upper cavity ribs area, below the fish back bone, there’s a blackish dark red organ which is actually the fish kidney that should be fully removed or your steamed fish gonna be muddy and fishy. Some people like to steamed the fish twice; first, the fish was steamed until half done, and then the dripping liquid is discarded, after that  the rest of the ingredients added and the fish is steamed until done. I’ve never discard the liquid once i handle a live fish or a very-very fresh ones (except freshwater fish) because discarding the dripping liquid means discarded the nutritional juices from the fish, and i think it’s such  a waste, that’s why i simply place the chopped fresh chillies, garlic, Homemade Chinese Sausage/La Chang and XO Sauce over the fish and steam it directly until done

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Steamed Whole Grouper Fish with Spicy Chinese XO Sauce, Chili and Garlic

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Steamed Grouper Fish with Spicy XO Sauce

Steamed fish recipe  is easy, but a little bit tricky. Timing is the key of any steaming seafood. DO NOT OVERCOOKED! fish because the flesh gonna be tough, dried, flaky and rubberry.. You should stop steaming any whole fish until nearly done, the remaining heat will throughly cooked the fish meat in the platter. When you throughly cooked  the fish in the steamer, it will be overcooked once you serving it in the dinner table.  Medium size  whole grouper fish need about 7 to 10 minutes to be cooked in the steamer.

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Recipe Steamed Whole Fish with XO Sauce, Chili and Garlic (Grouper, Kerapu Sunu Hitam, Coral Trout or Rock Cod)

Recipe Steamed Whole Fish with XO Sauce, Chili and Garlic (Grouper, Kerapu Sunu Hitam,  Coral Trout or Rock Cod)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size whole grouper fish weighed about 500 gr, cleaned, gutted and scalled (you can replace with any white flesh fish, live ones would be preferred)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 40 gr XO Sauce ( I’m using Lee Kum Kee XO Sauce)
  • 1 tbs of rock sugar, dissolved in 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp premium mushroom sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cm knob of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped chilies
  • Sea Salt for taste

Garnish: Chopped chili, garlic chives and shredded spring onion

Dipping *optional : Chinese Black Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Jullienned Ginger, Chopped Bird Eye Chillies

How to Make Steamed Fish with XO Sauce:

  • Rub the grouper fish lighly with salt and lemon juice, set aside
  • Put the fish in heatproof steaming bowl
  • Put half of the chopped  inside the grouper fish belly
  • Put the remaining chopped chili, ginger and garlic over the fish, rub the fish gently
  • Place the XO sauce over the grouper fish
  • Pour the soy sauce and rock sugar mixture and add some extra oil from the XO Sauce
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Fresh Whole Grouper Fish, Freshly Chopped Chili, Garlic and Ginger with Generous Ammount of XO Sauce

  • Steam the fish about 7-10 minutes until nearly done
  • Let is rest about 5 minutes and the remaining heat cooked the fish flesh throughly
  • Put the fish in a serving plate, garnish with chopped chili, garlic chives and shredded spring onion

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Recipe Sambal Stingray (Grilled Stingray-Skate with Chili Barbeque Sauce) Ikan Pari Bakar Bumbu SambalPedas

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Sambal Stingray Grilled Stingray with Chili Barbeque Sauce on Banana Leaf

Sambal stingray is grilled stingray or skate fish with spicy chili sambal barbeque sauce over banana leaf. Sambal stingray claimed as Singaporean dish, it’s also popular across South East Asia including Indonesia and Malaysia. The stingray or skate wings , marinated with salt and lime or kalamansi juice, wrapped with banana leaf then barbequed with lots of chili sambal over charcoal until the fish throughly cookeand , the spices and also dripping liquid evaporated and slighly charred. Sambal stingray is no.7 of the list of CNN 40 Singaporean foods we can’t live without.

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Sambal Stingray Grilled Stingray with Chili Barbeque Sauce on Banana Leaf

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Ikan Pari Bakar dengan Sambal Terasi

Sambal stingray is called ikan pari bakar here in Indonesia. Sambal is  chili sauce in Bahasa Indonesia, while ikan pari means stingray, the word bakar is describe the grilling or barbequing process.  Fresh Stingray or ikan pari used to be abandoned and unpopular source of seafood protein here in Indonesia. Stingray used to be  salted and dried first and locally known as ikan pari asin. Other well known Indonesian dish from stringray is mangut iwak pe, a thick and spicy curry of hot smoked stingray. Banana leaves wrapped fish is a very popular way to cook fish here in Indonesia, i even made japanese style fish Grilled Sanma Fish with Spicy Miso and Chilli Sauce in Banana Leaf Recipe. If you can’t find any stingray or skate, just use other flatfish like sole or flounder, or even dory fish fillet for this recipe.

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Flaky, Succulent and Tender Stingray Flesh with Spicy and Hot Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce

Sambal stingray is one of my favourite dish, my grandma used to grilled it over charcoal, but eversince i live in a very populated areas i guess barbequeing and sort of  cooking that induced smoke is not the best choice unless my neighbor gonna complain about it. But then i found about making sambal stingray with wokpan and i guess it’s worth to give it a shoots. I love the cartilagous and meaty texture of stingray or skate wings, the smokey, spicy and hot kicking chili sambal made the flaky, meaty and succulent stingray meat hearthy even more.

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Sambal Stingray with Lots of Spicy and Hot Chili Barbeque Sauce over Fragrant Banana Leaf

The chili sambal barbeque sauce for grilling the sambal stingray made of lots of chilies. Bird eye chili pepper and cayenne pepper mashed with shallots, garlic, and then sauteed with oil until throughly cooked and the oil separated or driven of from chili sambal paste. Chili sambal for grilling fish also contain terasi or belachan (solid fermented shrimp paste), tamarind paste, tomato or cherry tomatoes. Palm sugar added to balanced the spicy and hot tone and bring the umamai flavour instead using any mono sodium glutamat or flavour enhancement.

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Fresh Stingray Wing Filllet

To make sambal stingray, first you should choose very-very fresh  stingray with firm, bounchy and slighly translucent flesh. Choose the meaty stingray wings from the female stingray rather than the male, ask your butcher about it. The male stingray fish got a very fishy, stringy, dried and hard flesh. Make sure you SMELL the stingray, sometimes the stingray fillet got a ammoniak  or urine smells when it not handled properly and  not stored in a cold storage. I once purchased a very fresh stingray in the  moring market, then i had a rice breakfast in a restaurant before going home for about 2 hours, unfortunately i forgot ask the fish monger add some ice on it; the heat in my trunk iniciate the fermentation of urea become amonia and made a very unpleasant piss or urine smells that made me had to discarded it. So, it’s very important to keep your stingray cold as possible from the freshmarket to your own kitchen, ask the fish monger to put some ice on the shopping bag.

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Ingredients to Make Sambal Stingray

Beside the sambal terasi or belachan chili barbeque sauce, i add thinly sliced onion, lemongrass, ginger and cherry tomato to the sambal stingray. The spices gives more bursting refreshing flavour into the grilled stingray.  The banana leaf gives a nice aroma and i guess it’s very essential ingredients for unthentic sambal stingray. You can use heavy duty alumunium foil only instead of any banana leaf for making sambal stingray actually, but you’ll gonna missed authentic asian banana leafy aromas.

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Put the Alumunium Foil, Banana Leaf, Sambal and Other Spices

This is how you make sambal pari, it’s actually so easy to grilled stingray with chili barbeque sauce on banana leaf with wok pan and kitchen stove. Firstly once you got back from market is to clean your stingray fillet and then marinated it with salt and kaffir lime or kalamansi juice 30 minutes priorly to cooked. Lay heavy duty alumunium foil over skillet or wok pan,  you need to dis this if you didn’t want to deal with the sticky mess after you cooked the sambal stingray. Put two layer of banana leaf over the alumunium foil and then spread the thinly sliced lemongrass, onion, ginger and cherry tomatoes over the banana leaf and then pour the chili sambal all over it. Spread it evenly and do not overfilled the banana leaf.

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Put Generous Ammount of Chili Sambal Over the Stingray Fillet

Turn on the stove into medium high heat then put the stingray fillet then over the chili sambal that you’ve spreaded before. Added more chili sambal barbeque sauce generously to cover the stingray fillet entirely. Put some metal lid to cover the wok and let the magic happen

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Cover with Lid and let the Dripping Liquid Evaporated

This is how what you’ve got sfter you cooke whe sambal stingray with the lid cover on and Itake a brief shoots into the sambal stingray, you’ll seen a lot of the liquid driven off from the stingray fish meat and cherry tomato. make sure you let this liquid evaporated before you flipped it over to cooked another side.

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Flipped the Sambal Stingray with a Help of a Plate

Ater the sambal stingray spices and dripping liquid evaporated, put some banan leaf and another heavy duty alumunium foil and then flipped it over upside down with a help of big flat plates. Let the other side of the sambal stingray cooked until ste spices and fish charred a lil bit.

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The moment of truth! TAA..DAAH your Sambal Stingray is Done!

This is how the sambal stingray looked a like once t done and i flip it over from a wok pan to a flat plate. The sambal stingray or grilled stingray with chili barbeque sauce is done and ready to served. Scrapped some of the burnt a little bit of you like, but i like it very much jst like a soccarat or charred and slighly burnt rice on my Rabbit and Snail Paella ala Valenciana Recipe

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SAMBAL STINGRAY RECIPE (Grilled Stingray with Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce)

SAMBAL STINGRAY RECIPE (Grilled Stingray with Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce):

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg stingray or skate wing, cut into individual portion
  • 1 kaffir lime juice to marinate the stingray
  • banana leaf
  • heavy duty alumunium foil
  • 50 gr ripe cherry tomato, thinly sliced
  • 3 lemongrass, use the tender white part only
  • 1/2 onion, julienned
  • thumb size ginger, peeled, julienned
  • Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce

Garnish:

  • Chopped tomato
  • Sliced Chilies
  • Sliced Scallion

How To Grilled Stingray with Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce:

  • Marinade the stingray fish with kaffir lime juice and salt, keep it in the fridge
  • Lay some heavy duty alumunium foil over wok pan, then add 2 pieces of banana leaf sheet over it
  • Spread the sliced chery tomato and lemongrass and the julienned ginger and onion
  • Spread some of the chili sambal barbeque sauce and put the stingray over it
  • Put chili sambal barbeque sauce over the stingray fillet generously to cover it entirely and then turn on the stove to medium high heat
  • Cover the wokpan with lid and wat for about 10-15 minutes until all the spices and the dripping juices evaporated
  • Put another sheet of banan laf and alumunium foil and then flipped the stingray with a help of a plate
  • Slide the sambal stingray back into the wok pan and then let the other side of the stingray charred and done
  • Flipped the sambal stingray again with the help of the serving plate, peel of the banan leaf and pur some more chili sambal barbeque sauce
  • Garnish and serve immediately.
  • Slide foil, leaf and fish onto serving plate. Pull foil from underneath banana leaf and discard.Garnish and serve immediately.

Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce Recipe for Grilling the Stingray or Skate Fish:

  • 100 gr cayenne chili pepper
  • 50 gr bird eye chili pepper
  • 100 gr ripe cherry tomato, finely diced
  • 100 g shallots
  • 50 g garlic
  • 15 g ginger
  • 2 lemongrass, use the tender white part only
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 15 g terasi or belacan (fermented shrimp paste)
  • 30 g palm sugar, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make Chili Sambal Barbeque Sauce Recipe

  • Put all the chili pepper, shallots, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, shrimp paste and red chillies in a processor and  grind it into a fine paste
  • Stir-fry sambal paste with vegetable oil over medium heat untill fragrant, the oil is separated from the chili paste and the colour is darkens, about 15 minutes .
  • Add palm sugar, tamarind and season it with salt and pepper, adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Turn off the heat and your homemade  chili sambal barbeque sauce is ready to use.

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Recipe Unagi Kabayaki Japanese Style Grilled Eel with Sweet Soy Sauce

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Unagi Kabayaki

Unagi Kabayaki Recipe.Unagi means japanese freshwater eel, and kabayaki refers broiled unagi fillet. Kabayaki is a japanese style cooking, the eel butterflied from the back side, gutted, deboned, drenched with sweetened soy sauce, skewerred with bamboo skewer then broiled in a charcoal grill until the unagi eel filet cooked. Kabayaki is not only for cooking eel but also several kind of fish like my Sanma Kabayaki or Broiled Pacific Saury in Japanese Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

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Unagi Kabayaki from Raw Unagi Eel Fillet

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Store Brought and Ready to Eat Unagi Kabayaki

Unagi or Japanese freshwater eel is usually available in a Japanese supermarket. Unagi kabayaki is also available ready to eat, usually vaccum packed and frozen, all you need to do is reheated is in a microwave or simply pan fried  it in a skillet. A small pack of unagi kabayaki cost me about 14 USD, i love the umami flavour but not the texture,  the unagi eel meat texture is spongy and flaky instead of moist and succulent. You may seen the frozen japanese eel or unagi, never choose unvaccum sealed eel or any kind of fish fillet, choose only vaccum packed unagi eel fillet otherwise you purchased for tasteless and spongy eel meat.  So i personally i prefer the raw unagi fillet better than then cooked it kabayaki style myself, because the properly vaccum sealed raw unagi eel fillet is still moist and succulent ofter cooked.

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Skewered Broiled Eel or Unagi Kabayaki

Kabayaki style grilled unagi eel usually skewered with bamboo skewer before glazed with swetened soy sauce and broiled over charcoal grill. Asian really depend on bamboo skewer, we used it to made Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce or Chinese Honey Grilled Pork Belly Charsiew. Remember to soak the bamboo skewer  in a cold tab water overnight or simply boiling it for ten minutes before you using it, otherwise the bamboo skewer is easily burned out over the grill.

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Unagi Kabayaki with Sweet and Sticky Swetened Soy Sauce Glaze

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Unagi Kabayaki: Finger Licking Good!

Homemade kabayaki sauce for glazing the gilled unagi or freshwater eel is usually made of 3 parts light soy sauce, 1 part mirin, 1 part sake, and  2 parts white caster sugar by volume.  This is the basic kabayaki sauce recipe and the ratio used to be different for each licking, beside, whole cloves garlic, cinnamon, star anise and sliced ginger added when the kabayaki sauce is simmerred until thickened into half amount. Kabayaki sauce taste sweet because the addition of sugar and mirin (sweet rice wine), so i guess kabayaki sauce should be called swetened soy sauce, do not confuse with kecap manis or Indonesian sweet soy sauce.Making your own unagi kabayaki with store brought kabayaki sauce made your life easier. Store brought kabayaki sauce usually using molases instead of sugar as a swetened agent, this made the store brought kabayaki sauce is not easily burn during the grilling process. That’s why molasses is more preferred than sugar for any glazing barbeque sauce, including kabayaki sauce. Homemade kabayaki sauce is not only suits for grilling fish, but also for chicken fillet, shrimp or any kind of seafoods.

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Homemade Unagi Kabayaki

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Unagi Kabayaki

In Indonesia, we familiar with swamp eel, with many kind of names: asian eel, rice field eel, padi field eel. Slightly different with unagi, swamp eel is finless. The taste is quite similiar, but i guess the  unagi is fattier and meatier than swamp eel. The basic preparation of swamp eel for making kabayaki is also similiar with unagi. You can watch how to do it in how to butterfly eel for kabayaki

recipe unagi kabayaki

Unagi Kabayaki

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Deep Fried Eel Bone

I love nose to tail concept of eating, nothing edible part of the animal left behind and discarded. This is the best way to honour the sacrifation of the aniwal live. I love to eat the eel bone, it’s crunchy and crispy. The unagi or japanese eel bone is marinated with salt, pepper and lime juice then deep fried in a medium heat flame uti it’s crisp up, totally scrumptious.  I even ever had a fish bone crusted fish steak in a restaurant, the fish ribs bone deep fried and then crumbled on top of halibut fillet.

resep unagi kabayaki belut panggang jepang kecap manis

Belut Bakar Bumbu Kecap ala Jepang

Growing up in Indonesia is made me familiar with swamp eel, especially in my childhood. Beside the fact that eel is a brain food within it’s essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid that help to improve a chind brain’s neurotransmitter capability that basically made you think faster. In indonesia we used to called griled eel as belut bakar kecap manis  or simply belut panggang kecap. We didn’t use kabayaki sauce for making belut bakar kecap, but it’s using kecap manis or or Indonesia sweet soy sauce, just like my Balinese Style Barbequed Baby Back Ribs sauce. Large swamp eel about 300-400 grams each suits for making kabayaki style grilled eel, but the smaller is usually batterred and deep fried just like my Deep Fried Beer Batter Calamary or Squid Ring.

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Unagi Kabayaki Recipe( Japanese Style Grilled Freshwater Eel with Sweetened Soy Sauce)

Unagi Kabayaki Recipe( Japanese Style Grilled Freshwater Eel with Sweetened Soy Sauce):

  • 2 large unagi or Japanese eel  about 200-300 grams each (You can replace with swamp eel or conger ell or any kind of eel you’ve got)
  • 1 lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup kabayaki sauce and more for glazing the grilled eel
  • Bamboo skewer, soaked in a water overnight to prevent it burning over the grill

How to Make Unagi Kabayaki:

  • You can watch how to preparing live unagi eel for kabayaki here
  • Kill the unagi eel by made incision in the back of the head until the eel died bleeding
  • Cut open the unagi eel from the backside by running a very sharp boning knive alongside the backbone
  • Take out the unagi eel  guts
  • Wash the unagi eel  under a cold  running water, rub  and clean the reddish black part in the center of the cavity  below the back bone
  • Remove the unagi eel back bone by running the sharp boning knive within the backbone from the head to the tail
  • Cut the unagi eel into bite pieces
  • Pat dry the excess moisture using kitchen paper
  • Put the unagi eel fillet in a bambo skewer
  • Apply the  homemade kabayaki sauce all over the unagi eel
  • Broil the kabayaki sauce glazed unagi eel until the kabayaki sauce is caramelised and the unagi eel is cooked through, flip it over to prevent the kabayaki sauce burned out.
  • Apply more kabayaki sauce  in the unagi eel meat side twice during the broiling process
  • Served the unagi kabayaki immediately with steaming hot rice.

Homemade Kabayaki Sauce Recipe for Grilling Unagi or Eel:

  • 300 ml light soy sauce
  • 100 ml mirin
  • 10o ml sake
  • 200 ml molases or sugar (i’m using palm sugar)

How to Make Kabayaki Sauce :

  • Mix all ingredients in a heavy bottom non stick sauce pan, bring it to boil
  • Simmer the kabayaki sauce over low heat until thicken into half

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Resep Dekke Naniura Ikan Mas Masakan Khas Batak (Spicy Hot Pickled Grass Carp) for a Bataknese Descent Dentist 25th Birthday

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Dekke Naniura Masakan Khas Batak Toba

Resep Dekke (Dengke) Naniura Masakan Khas Tapanuli Utara-Batak Toba. Dengke (pronounced: Dekke) na-ni-ura deribed from Bataknese descent language dengke meaning fish, Na-ni refers to a process and ura meaning sour (lime /lemon juice), So Naniura is a spicy pickled fish using grass carp (ikan mas) and jeruk jungga (kaffir lime juice). Dekke Naniura used to  heavily seasoned with chili and  turmeric based seasoning and then marinated for hours until the grass carp fish flesh tender and “cooked” within the acidic lime based pickling marinade and the remaining bone easily separated and removed from the fish flesh.

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Dekke Naniura Masakan Khas Tapanuli Utara

Resep Dekke naniura. Naniura adalah masakan yang berasal dari tanah Tapanuli Utara, leluhur orang Batak Toba. Dekke Naniura adalah masakan yang terbuat dari ikan mas berbumbu yang disajikan tanpa proses memasak menggunakan api, tetapi “dimasak” dalam bumbu air jeruk asam yang berbahan dasar utte jungga atau jeruk jungga (sejenis jeruk purut khas Sumatera Utara). Air asam dalam jeruk jungga dapat memasak atau lebih teptnya mendenaturasi protein pada daging ikan mas sehingga kolagennya terputus dan dagingnya menjadi empuk setelah direndam selama  kurang lebih 4 jam, selain itu pH rendaman naniura yang asam membunuh parasit dan kuman bakteri yang terdapat dalam daging ikan mas. Naniura berbumbu dasar kunyit dengan intensitas kepedasan yang menyengat lidah. Bumbu naniura yang wajib lainnya adalah andaliman atau merica batak, bahan ini dapat ditemukan di penjual makanan khas batak. Andaliman memberikan sensasi getir atau baal pada ujung lidah yang akan membuat nafsu makan semakin bertambah. Dekke Naniura juga ditambahkan batang kecombrang yang menambahka aroma dan rasa asam yang menyegarkan. Selain itu tidak lupa ditambahkan kacang tanah dan kemiri ke dalam bumbu perendam naniura yang sebelumnya disangrai dan kemudian dihaluskan untuk memberikan rasa gurih kedalam masakan ini.

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Dekke Naniura an Indonesian Style Spicy Fish Ceviche

Naniura is a pickled raw fish, similiar to ceviche (Peru) kinilaw/kilawin(Philiphine) or poke (Hawai/USA). I quite familiar with raw seafood dishes, actually way before i made myself naniura, i made my Raw Live Spiny Lobster Ceviche with Cherry Tomatoes and also Raw Tiger Prawn Sashimi. One thing i know that  before considering made your own raw fish dish, you should know how to deal with it. In order to reduce the risk, you should pay extra attention on the following tips to handle raw fish dish at home :

  • If you had live fish, keep it  alive as long as posible, kill it just before serving or using the raw fish within the recipe,
  • If you had a vaccum packed fish filets with certified sashimi grade, thaw it in the fridge overnight or submerged the whole package in a cold water before serving or using raw fish in the recipe, never thawing it in room temperature or your fish gonna be spoiled.
  • Keep all the tools clean and properly desinfected for serving or using raw fish in the recipe, stop handling the fish if there are accidentally wounds cuts on your hands. Cleanliness is the law for handling raw food!!!
  • Keep the raw fish cold, right after you dressed the live fish, put some ice to kept it cold, it’s better you serving or using raw fish in the recipe over a bed of ice.
  • Keep it fast and moving, dress your fish quickly and served it immediately, it’s better to served raw fish  within 2-4 hours after killed and dressed.
  • Incase your raw fish is not fresh or with a strange taste (usually from the frozen vaccum pack), stop eating it.
  • Consult the doctor  if gastrointestinal symptoms appear after eating raw fish
Resep dekke naniura  ikan mas masakan batak toba tapanuli utara

Dengke Naniura Masakan Khas Batak Toba-Sumeatera Utara

Dengke naniura isn’t much known and served this days, my parent’s generation maybe had a chance to enjoying naniura  once a while their grown up, but for some of the Bataknese descent in my generation didn’t even known anymore about it and thus made naniura less known and apreciated even more. Naniura used to be a festive dish in any Bataknese celebration occations, but now i’ve never seen any naniura served outside North Sumatra land. Countless lapo (bataknese ethnic restaurant) appear across Indonesia, but seldom providing naniura in the menu, unless special order made priorly the day before. I totally understand why i didn’t grown up with naniura, that because my mom comes from the Batak Mandailing (Southern Bataknese) that not used to naniura dish, but luckily my grandma from my father comes from Batak Toba (Northen Bataknese) and she more than happy to share her recipe. The worst thing about naniura is now only several elder know about the authentic recipe of making it. Backthen once there’s no refrigerator and people made their naniura with a humble kitchen tools, but now the refrigerator exist and it’s kinda embarrassed me off for my bataknese descent blood running throught my vein but i didn’t try making dekke naniura once. Now in  the day that i’m turning 25, i celebrate my birthday to share the recipe of Dekke Naniura by my humble  grandmother Opung Nova boru Hutabarat.

Asam Jungga Jeruk Jungga Batak Kaffir Lime

Asam Jungga or Jeruk Jungga

Jeruk Jungga Asam Jungga Jeruk Batak

Diagonal Cut Asam Jungga Show the Very Thin Skin

The basic marinade for pickling dekke naniura is the jeruk jungga or utte jungga, it’s a local name for endemic kaffir lime which had a thinner skin and more sour juice than common kaffir lime. The naniura spice paste made of shallots, garlic, turmeric, ginger that burnt and charred over a gas flame first before mashed alongside chilies and bird eye chilies pepper. Toasted corriander, peanut and candle nuts then added to the spice paste to give a rich and creamy flavour into the tangy kaffir lime marinate

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Andaliman Pepper

Andaliman pepper (Zanthoxylum acanthopodium) or lada batak is an essential ingredients for kicking dekke naniura taste. Andaliman pepper closely related to Sichuan pepper (Zanthoxylum bungeanum) and Sansho pepper (Zanthoxylum piperitum), the husk or seed pericarps are used as spices in cooking and have a tongue-numbing and tingling sensation. Andaliman got a citrusy and tangy fruity flavour on it, but if you living abroad, sichuan pepper and sansho pepper is good enought to substitude it. Andaliman is also used to added to any Bataknese dishes like Arsik Ikan Mas Khas batak (Spicy Fish Stew) and Saksang Ayam (Spicy Chicken with Blood Stew)

batang rias kecombrang honje resep naniura ikan mas arsik

Batang Rias/Kecombrang/Honje

Rias (Etlingera elatior) or torch ginger, ginger flower, red ginger lily, torch lily, wild ginger, kecombrang, bunga kantan, Philippine wax flower, xiang bao jiaing, Indonesian tall ginger, boca de dragón, rose de porcelaine, porcelain rose you name it yourself. The soft whitish inner part of the torch ginger flower used also to the naniura seasoning, this is the lass but not less ingredients. The torch ginger stalk usually exposed to the flame until the outside layer charred and slightly burnt before peeled off and mashed within the naniura spice paste

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Kicking Delicious Spicy and Tender Dekke Naniura

Naniura dengke that popular nowdays using grass carp or ikan mas/dekke mas or literrary translated in english as golden fish, back then naniura originally used ikan batak, ihan or dekke curong (Toba), or dekke jurung-jurung (Mandailing)(Tor Tombroides). Ikan semah or ikan batak had a plenty names around the world, Ikan Kelah or Ikan Empurau (Malaysia), Mahseer Fish (India). Even in Indonesia, we”ve got several name for this fish from the genera; known as Ikan semah (South Sumatra), Ikan Sapan (Borneo), Ikan dewa/Ikan Kancra Bodas/Ikan Kencara (West Java), Ikan Tambra/ Tombro (Central Java). This ikan batak is quite rare and pricey, that’s why naniura ihan batak used to be a special threat to the wealthy and royalties among Bataknese people. You can use any kind of sashimi grade fish filets if you want to make naniura, but you must using live freshwater fish like grass carp for this recipe.

resep dekke naniura ikan mas khas batakCara membuat naniura. This is how you make dekke naniura; medium size live grass carp (300-500 grams) scalled and  butterflied through out the  back side. The grass carp internal organ and gills removed then the fish cleaned under running cold water to remove the remaining blood and slime. The fish than laid in a shallow glass bowl to made the pickling marinade completely drenched the fish. never use metal or plastic bowl to marinade fish in acid liquid because the contact will conduct unwanted chemical reaction.

resep ikan mas naniura masakan khas batak toba (2)The first lime juice and salt poured over the fish and then flipped around to made sure all the fish fillets drenched with the kafir  lime juice and refrigerate about 10 minutes until the skin not slimey anymore.

resep cara membuat ikan mas naniura dekke na niura khas tapanuli utara batakThe kaffir lime juice and alll the dripping liquid that mixed with the grass carp fish remaining slime then discarded. This is a very important steps to made sure the finished  dekke naniura didn’t taste fishy at all.

 

resep dengke naniura ikan mas jeruk jungga purut masakan khas tapanuli utara batakThe remaining 3 jeruk jungga or kafir lime juice  squeese out and added to the grass carp fish. Never forget to remove the seed before pouring it to the fish unless you had to picked it one by one like i fooly did in the photograph above.

resep naniura ikan mas khas batak spicy ceviche grass carp fishLet the entire glass bowl covered with cling wrap plastic and sitting undisturbly about 30 minutes to one hour in the fridge. Plastic wrapping is necessary because you didn’t want to infused any funny smells within your  raw pickled grass carp fish. Meanwhile, you can prepare the dengke naniura spice paste for pickling-marinating the grass carp fish.

resep ikan mas tulang lunak dekke na niura masakan khas batak tobaThis is how the grass carp fish look a like after soaked about 30 minutes to one hour in the fridge, the flesh is turning from translucent into a withish opaque color. The texture is softer than the raw fish flesh. The grass carp fish back bone now can easily separated from the flesh and removed.

cara membuat ikan mas naniura dekke khas batak tulang lunakThe grass carp ribs bone is also easily separated and removed from the belly flesh. This is the fun part of making dekke naniura. make sure you remove any bony part of the fish except the tail and the head of course.

recipe grass carp fish ceviche ikan mas naniura tulang lembut asam junggaThis is all the grass carp fish bone; back bone, fins and ribs completely removed and discarded from the flesh. This step made the dengke naniura even more easy to consume and let the acid pickling marinade penetrate even better to the fish flesh. The dengke naniura spice paste mixture then added to the fish and mix well until all the surface covered (sorry i forgot to photograph it) then the grass carp fish let marinated-pickled within the spices and kaffir lime juice for another 3 hours in the fridge untill all the fish flest is tender and taste kicking delicious.

dekke naniura ikan mas daging lembut pedas kacang andaliman jeruk jungga

Very Tender Raw Grass Carp Fish Dekke Naniura

This is how the finish product of dekke naniura, the grass carp is totally tender and can be cut using spoon. The raw grass carp fish head and tail bone even tender enough to chew and completely edible because it completely “cooked” or denaturated. The kaffir lime juice and heavy seasoning made this spicy Indonesian style ceviche very delicious. Dekke naniura is a very complex in flavour; sourness from the kaffir lime juice, hotness from the chilies, numbning from the andaliman pepper, nutty from peanut and candlenut, then it’s all blended with garlic, shallot, turmeric, ginger and torch ginger stalk into a heavenly lip smacking delicious combo.  The dekke naniura served with toasted peanut to add little more crisp and crunchy texture.

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Resep Dekke Naniura Ikan Mas Khas Batak (Spicy Pickled Grass Carp Fish Recipe)

Resep Dekke Naniura Ikan Mas Khas Batak  (Spicy Pickled Grass Carp Fish Recipe)

Recipe by Opung Nova boru Hutabarat

Ingredients :

  • 500 gram ikan mas (Live grass carp fish)
  • 4 buah Jeruk Jungga/Lemon/Purut (Kaffir lime/lemon, Juiced)
  • 1/2 tbsp garam (Salt)
  • 3 tbsp Kacang Tanah Sangrai (Toasted peanut for garnish)

Naniura Spice Paste (Bumbu halus):

  • 1 tbsp Andaliman pepper (Substituted with Japanese Sansho pepper or Chinese Sichuan pepper)
  • 20 cm batang rias/kecombrang, bakar ( torch ginger stalk, charred over flames, peeled)
  • 1 serai, dimemarkan (lemongrass, bruised)
  • 8 bawang merah, bakar (red shallots, charred over flames, peeled)
  • 2 bawang putih , bakar (garlic, charred over flames, peeled)
  • 12 cabai merah (red chili pepper, toasted)
  • 6 buah cabai rawit (bird eye chili pepper)
  • 3 tbsp kacang tanah sangrai (peanut, toasted)
  • 6 butir kemiri sangrai (candlenuts, toasted)
  • 5 cm kunyit bakar (turmeric, charred over flames, peeled)
  • 2 tsp ketumbar (corriander, toasted)
  • 2 cm jahe, bakar (ginger,charred over flames, peeled)
  • 2 stbsp  garam (Salt)

Cara membuat Dekke Naiura Ikan Mas Masakan Khas Batak:

1. Bersihkan ikan, belah punggungnya, taruh dalam pinggan kaca lalu tambahkan perasan 1 buah air jeruk jungga/ purut/lemon dan garam, diamkan selama 10 menit di kulkas

2. Buang semua cairan yang terdapat dalam pinggan kaca

3. Tambahkan perasan 3 buah air jeruk jungga/ purut/lemon diamkan selama 30 menit di kulkas sampai tulang ikan dapat dipisahkan dari dagingnya dengan mudah

4. Bersihkan ikan dari semua duri dan tulang, kecuali tulang ekor dan kepala sampai bersih

5. Lumuri ikan dengan bumbu halus dan diamkan selama kurang lebih 3 jam dalam kulkas sampai daging ikan menajadi lembut dan bumbu menyerap sempurna ke dalam daging ikan

6. Sajikan dekke naniura dengan kacang tanah sangrai

Recipe Maeuntang Korean Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup in Spicy Sour Chili Broth

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Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup in Spicy Sour Chili Broth

Recipe Spicy Salmon Head and Kimchi Soup a.k.a Korean Maeuntang Soup. We used to called it as Sup Kepala Salmon Asam Pedas dengan Sayur Kimchi  Salmon fish head is the best part of it, beside it’s cheap, its very versetile; grilled, boiled, stewed, deep fried, you name it. It’s obviuous that that fish head is way much more appreciated by we all Asian. I even thought i even can be a friend who didn’t like fish head. Salmon is delicious with it’s succulent, fatty, crunchy cartilagous with it’s all gelatinous and slurrpping goodnes, a truelly divine foodgasm. This some sort of Korean salmon fish head and kimchi soup is basically similiar with my Malaysian Asam Laksa Fish Head Noodle Soup, but served without the egg noodle, even it’s possible and would be agreat idea  thou.

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Korean Kimchi Salmon Head Soup in Spicy Sour Chili Broth

This salmon head with kimchi soup is hearthy for it’s spicy, rich, tangy and hot broth and it’s what my Indonesian licking wanted. The rich broth made of slowly boiled fish head gelatine and it’s all comes with savoury and pungent gochujang (fermented Korean chili, soy bean and glutinous rice paste)  and kelp or edible seaweed. The gochugaru (Korean chili flakes) also added to light up the heat on the broth alongside with kimchi liquid add spicy ,tangy and pleasant sourness a into it.  The kimchi vegetables added just before serving  add the extra crunch and fibers  to your healthy tummmy.

 

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Hot, Spicy and Sour Chili Korean Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup 

The recipe of Korean kimchi and salmon fish head soup is simple and a very healthy, no need to add extra calories from oil for stif frying because all you need to do is boiling. The gochujang paste dissolved into water, then the chopped garlic, ginger, white part of scallion,  thrown into the pot and then boiled. The salmon fish head then added along with other seasoning; soy sauce, fish sauce, and gochugaru. The hot and spicy salmon head soup mixture then boiled slowly, spoon any ugly foam or scum that floating in the surface of the broth to made the soup more plateable. Once the soup done, you can garnish with chopped scallion and shilgochu (Korean chili strand or chili thread).

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Maeuntang Korean Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup in Spicy Sour Chili Broth

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Store Brought and Ready to Eat Kimchi

I’m using a store brought and ready to eat kimchi, you can find it in the chiller area in the Asian-Korean food section in the supermarket nearby. I guess iy’s better if you have guts to try to made kimchi from scratch. I’m lucky enought to had this “fresh” kimchi, the veggis is crisp, the seaoning is spicy enought but a little bit too sour for my licking, glad that i had to enjoy the kimchi within the salmon head broth. This kimchi had napa cabbage, radish,  and scallion on it, so you can replace it with the fresh ones if you can’t found ready to eat kimchi.

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Maeuntang Spicy Hot Korean Salmon Head with Kimchi Soup

Let’s say this spicy salmon head and kimchi stew is a cheat version of Korean maeuntang soup. Authentic maeuntang using fresh vegetables and whole fish, but i using salmon head and collar and ready to eat store brought kimchi instead.But this maeuntang-sort of soup is seasoned as good as the original with chili powder, garlic, soy sauce, and gochujang.

Maeuntang recipe spicy fish vegetables soup salmon head kimchi

Easy and Quicky Maeuntang Soup-sort off

Mae-un tang is Korean  hot and  spicy  fish and vegetables soup, seasoned with with gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste), gochugaru (chili powder). Maeuntang derived from maeun or maepda (맵다), meaning “hot and spicy”; and tang, meaning “soup”. Maeuntang usually using whole  fresh or saltwater fish is cut into several pieces and boiled with green vegetables such as watercress and garland chrysanthemum. Onion, radish, chilis, crown daisy, garlic, and sometimes zucchini and bean curd are added to the mixture to absorb the chili pepper paste which is the main flavoring of this dish.

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Maeuntang garnished with shilgochu (Korean chili threads)

I had a new culinary crush now, shilgochu  or Korean chili threads. Shilgochu made everything fancy, looks the vibrantly dark red bright garnish over my spicy and hot salmon kimch soup. Shilgochu is not all about garnish, it’s  fruity, sweet, and mildly spicy make a  delicious garnish on Asian dishes.  One of our favorite spices, we always keep a jar on our kitchen counter to simply add a few threads on top of noodle and rice dishes, so check it in any Asian-Korean supermarket nearby you !

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Salmon Eye Ball, The Best Part of Salmon Head!

This is the salmon eye balls, the best part of the salmon head. back then when i was a little kid i used to had the eyeball when my mom made a dish with fish head like Woku Ikan Belanga (Indonesian Red Snapper Fish Head Curry Soup) or Palumara Ulu Juku ( Spicy Grouper Fish Head Soup with Turmeric Based Broth)  eversince i used to be “the kid” in the house and it made both of my sisters pissed off. Well, honestly the previlledge as a youngest  and only son it’s more pleasant for me rather than the fish eyeballs itself, you can called me childish, but i really missed that argues even more now once we grown up.

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Recipe Hot Spicy Salmon Head Kimchi Soup (Korean Maeuntang Soup):

Recipe Hot Spicy Salmon Head Kimchi Soup (Korean Maeuntang Soup):

Ingredients:

  • 2 large salmon fish head, cut in half
  • 1 pack Kimchi (about 250 grams)
  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp (or more) gochujang (Korean chili-bean paste)
  • 1 tbsp gochugaru (Korean chili powder)
  • 1-2 handfuls of bean sprouts
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soju or cooking wine
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger root, finely chopped
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 1 sheet of kelp
  • shilgochu  or Korean Chili Threads for garnish

How to Make Hot Spicy Salmon Head Kimchi Soup (Korean Maeuntang Soup):

  • Clean the salmon head under running water, remove the gills
  • Marinade with salt and lemon juice to remove the fishy odor
  • Wash the salmon head under running water once more time, drain the excess water
  • Pour the water and the kelp into a deep pot, bring to boil and simmer about 20 minutes, remove the kelp
  • Add all the ingredients  except the shilgochu and green onion, bring to boit and simmer for about 10 minutes
  • Spoon out the floating foam and scum from the soup surface
  • Turn off the heat and add the kimchi into the soup
  • Served the salmon head maeuntang soup with the green onion and shilgochu

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Resep Pampis Ikan Cakalang Fufu Khas Manado (Menadonese Spicy Shredded Smoked Skipjack Tuna)

Resep Pampis Ikan Cakalang Fufu Khas Manado ikan tongkol asap pedas cabe rica ricaPampis Ikan Cakalang Fufu khas Manado, Pampis is a  stir fry shredded fish in a spicy chili seasoning, while ikan means fish and cakalang is a local name of skipjack tuna. Cakalang Fufu is a Menadonese word for ikan asap or smoked fish. Ikan cakalang fufu made of fresh skipjack tuna, slightly different from my Homemade Smoked Salmon recipe, cakalang fufu is hot smoked without priorly being cured. This made the cakalang fufu texture is as hard as a fucking rock, similiar to Japanese katsuobushi fish. Cakalang fufu it’s uncommon to consume directly unless it’s cooked before, pampis is one of the populer dish made of it. Pampis ikan cakalang fufu is a similiar dish with  Indian fish puttu, a drier version  of pampis is called abon ikan or fish floss, it’s also called fish rousong in China or serunding ikan in Malaysia.

recipe spicy shredded fish stir fry chilli pampis ikan fish rousong serunding ikanResep Pampis Ikan Cakalang Fufu is a very popular and hearthy menu from North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Pampis is  another popular halal dish from Menadonese Cuisine, beside Iga Bakar Rica-Ric(Barbequed Short Ribs), Ikan Baronang Bakar Rica-Rica(Grilled Fish) and also Garo Rica Bunga Pepaya(Stir Fry Papaya Blossoms with Chilli and Smoked Skipjack). Pampis ikan cakalang fufu usually eaten as a side dish of Tinutuan or Bubur Manado (Manadonese Vegetable Porridge), as a stuffing for panada bread, similiar stuffed deep fried bread like empanada. But for me, i actually lovin it with bread sandwich or steaming hot rice, quicky kicking dish for breakfast supper.

resep pampis ikan pedas khas Manado cakalang fufu tongkol asap tumis pedas

resep pampis pedas ikan cakalang asap masakan menado spicy shredded fish rousong

It’s too obvious that Indonesin food taste mostly hot and spicy. Generous ammount of bird eye chilli is a commonly used in masakan Manado or Manadonese cuisine, that’s why most of Manadonese recipe above named after rica or chilli.  Pampis ikan cakalang contains variant of fragrance leaves; pandan leaves, kaffir lime leaves, scallion, turmeric leaves,  and daun kemangi (lemon basil). Pandan leaves is a potent fragrance leaves thats very common add to Manadonese cuisine like iga sapi bakar bumbu rica-rica or grilled ribs with hot chilli sauce. Instead of thinly sliced, you can tide up the pandan and turmeric leaves before using it if you din’t much appreciate the flavour. Pandan leaves got a very potent aromas, you need only a little of that because it can easily overpowering the savoury dish. Other fragrance ingredient that usually used in Manadonese cuisines is  and lemongrass, diffrent from Padangnese cuisines like  Indonesian Beef Rendang, Kalio Sapi (Wet Rendang) or Beef Gulai, the kaffir lime leaves and the lemongrass in Manadonese dish is not discarded after cooking, instead it’s thinly sliced. Thats why you use  only the soft  white part of the lemongrass  into it.

resep pampis khas manado ikan cakalang fufu asap pedas tumis shredded spicy fish

cakalang fufu ikan tongkol asap smoked skipjack tuna fish resep pampis pedas

Authentic pampis recipe using ikan cakalang fufu or smoked skipjack tuna, i’m lucky enough to find the vaccum packed cakalang fufu fron Careffour Supermarket. Many of pampis recipes across the internet using fresh skipjack tuna or other white fleshes fish. The whole fresh fish or fish fillets steamed and then shredded before stir fried with the spices. This version is good enought, but you’ll missed the distinct smokey flavour, so i guess the fresh fish fillets is better be grilled irahter than steamed before shredded. The fish fillet is slowly grilled over medium high heat wood charcoal to made the smoke penetrated better into the fish flesh and made the fish fillets firmer and drier. The grilled fish give a savoury flavour and smokey aromas to the dish. Any hot smoked fish will suitable for making pampis, even the rock hard smoked fish like katsuobushi (Japanese smoked skipjack tuna), you can steamed it first to soften it a little bit and made it’s easier to shredded.

pampis ikan cakalang asap manado resep tongkol tumis pedas rica rica sulawesi utara

Resep Pampis Cakalang Fufu Pedas Khas Manado:

Stir Fry Shredded Fish in Manadonese Spicy and Hot Style

Ingredients :

  • 500 gr ikan cakalang fufu, you can replace with smoked or grilled whole ell, halibut, dori, salmon or other white fleshes fish, sheddered
  • 6 cloves garlic (Bawang Putih), thinly sliced
  • 12 shalots (Bawang Merah), thinly sliced
  • 50 gr or more bird eye chillies (Cabe Rawit Hijau dan Merah), roughly chopped
  • 2 scallions (Daun Bawang), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup lemon basil leaves (Daun Kemangi), finely chopped
  • 5 cm pandan leaves (Daun Pandan), thinly sliced
  • 3 cm ginger (Jahe), finely chopped
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (Daun Jeruk Purut), deveined and thinly sliced
  • 2 lemongrass (Sereh), peeled and use the soft while part only, crosswisely sliced
  • 1 medium size turmeric leaves (Daun Kunyit), deveined and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (Bubuk Kunyit)
  • 1 medium size carrot (Wortel), jullienned*optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil for stir frying

Instruction:

  1. Heat up oil in a wok pan, saute garlic, sliced scallions, ginger and shallots until slightly browned
  2. Add the pandan leaves,turmeric leaves, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and chili, saute another 2 minutes
  3. Add the shredded smoked fish or grilled fresh fish and the carrot
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of water, bring to boil and season with salt, turmeric powder and pepper evenly
  5. Nearly done, add the daun kemangi or lemon basil leaves, turn off the heat and serve immediately with steaming hot rice or Manadonese Vegetables Rice Porridge/Congee
  6. You can continue to cook the pampis to made a fish floss (if only without carrot additio ), keep stir fry it in a low heat until all the ingredients completely dry and it could last longer without refrigeration.

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