Chinese Style Steamed Mouse Grouper Fish with Soy Sauce, Ginger, Scallion and Cilantro (Resep Ikan Kerapu Bebek/Tikus Tim Hongkong)

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Steamed Mouse Grouper Fish with Mushrooms, Soy Sauce, Ginger, Scallion and Cilantro

Recipe Chinese  Style Steamed Mouse Grouper with Soy Sauce, Ginger, Scallion and Cilantro or simplified as Hongkong or Cantonese Style Steamed Humpback Grouper. I want to apologize first for Dentist Chef reader before i writing any further recipe; it’s been a while since my last post. I was so busy about my clinical requirements, besides in fact  that  i’ve been moved to South Sumatra Dental and Oral Hospital (Rumah Sakit Gigi dan Mulut Sumatera Selatan). I guess the phrase “passion will find it’s way” isn’t as easy as is sounds. I realized it’s hard to find a way to posting a recipe between the daily patients, clinical reports, case presentation and stuffs, so then i need to put myself 100% into it and left blogging aside.

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Live Mouse Grouper or Humpback Grouper Swimming in a Pond and Sneaky Pearl Lobster

Humpback grouper (Cromileptes altivelis) 0r mouse grouper, kerapu tikus in Bahasa Indonesia or 老鼠斑 in cantonese panther grouper,and also called in barramundi cod in Australia. Mouse grouper  is a reef  fish which can grows up to 70 cm. The mouse grouper shape compressed laterally and is relatively high. This stocky and strange visual effect is accented by its concave profile and its elongated snout which gives it a humpbacked appearance.

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Resep Tim Ikan Kerapu Tikus atau Ikan Kerapu Bebek Kukus ala Hongkong

 Tim Ikan Kerapu Tikus ala Hongkong or Ikan Kerapu Bebek Kukus Kecap was the first ever mouse grouper i had in Bandar Djakarta Green Bay Pluit Seafood Restaurant. The live mouse grouper which swimming with it’s head facing down in a tank was tagged about IDR. 930.00)/kg (93 USD/kg). Pretty damn expensive for a sea creatures, not to mention that you charged extra IDR 20.000 (2USD) for cooking it. Right after you pick one of the mouse grouper from the tank and weighted it outm the restaurant will confirm the price and then right before they cooked it, the waitress used to come to your table to reconfirm  about the price, The mouse grouper was steamed in a simple soy sauce and sesame oil base broth, topped generously with chopped cilantro leaves and served with a dip of black vinegar, ginger and chopped bird eye chillies. Sounds boring, but trust me, your taste buds will apreciate the sweetness and the soft texture of the steamed live humpback grouper, eventhough in fact the chef cooked the fish a tad overcooked, yet it still taste superb when i eat it without any dipping sauce.

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Beautifull Dotted Mouse Grouper or Spotted Humpback Grouper (It Changes Colori into Darker when It’s Stress)

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Happily Guilty when I Finely Had Mouse Grouper in My Very Own Plate

Mouse grouper it’s famous high end expensive food for steaming fish in Hongkong, Malaysia and also Singapore.  Even the  flesh texture of the mouse grouper is not as firm and succulent as seven star grouper or chinese silver pomfret which is commonly used in Steamed Fish in Teochew Style Recipe, nothing compare mouse grouper natural sweetness. The secret recipe for a fine taste of simple chinese style steaming fish is within the ingredients and the whole processes. The fish must be fresh and preferred alive,  timing on steaming fish is crucial; then you better be checked the doneness of the fish every minute in the last 5 minutes.  Overcooked expensive fish will ruin your day for sure.

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I purchased the live Mouse grouper from Iane Fish Market that located on Jl. Kebagusan dalam I no.42, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. The mouse grouper in this recipe weighed about 700 grams and tagged  IDR 280.000 (40 USD/kg). Iane fish market is a trusted live seafood distributor that provide many kinds of farmed live seafood, including many kinds of groupers; including mouse grouper, coral trout, mud grouper. Beside, they provide several variant of lobster, including slipper lobster, bamboo lobster, and sand lobster. One thing for sure, they provide it with much more afforable price tag rather than fancy seafood restaurant like Bandar Djakarta Seafood Restaurant.

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Iane Fish Market Proudly Showed Us a Live Mouse Grouper (and Tintin Syamsyudin as candidly background)

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I was acccompanied by Tintin Syamsyudin, author of  Tinsyam.Wordpres.Com who happen as Jakartans food anthusiast who guide me when i was “foraging”  to get the live mouse. Well, actually i was hunting the fish market  throughout the Jakarta’s steel forest, damned traffic and crowded populated area of Jakarta, not to mention a big rainy storms that hits us right after  we packed the live fish, lobster and prawn and try to get home. Despite the hillarious journey we had that night, it’s a worthed and pretty great deal though;  it’s  all cost  half of the fancy seafood restaurant price.

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Live Mouse Grouper in a Plastic Bag with Bubbling Aerator to Kept It Alive Pprior to Steaming It In The Next Day

Thanks God for having  Tintin Syamsyudin as a guide, i guess i won’t get there her. We were get to Iane Fish Market by afternoon at 6.P.M. I bring the live mouse grouper to my sister house with two layer of platic bag and i put some air pump aerator to kept the mouse grouper, the lobster and the prawn alive before i cooked it in the next day. I’ve posted the Live Lobster Ceviche Recipe before and i hope i can post the live prawn sashimi recipe later on.

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Mouse grouper is pricey not only for the taste and texture but also as a symbol of status among chinese descent people. Serving live fish especially the rare ones like mouse grouper in a festive occations like wedding, birthday or simply entertaining relatives is a statement as a wealthy family. Some of the fishes is tagged even more expensive when it’s labelled as a wild catch, luckily my live grouper in this recipe is a farm raised from southern Lampung; clearly this made me feeling less guilty. I heard the farm involved in enviromental “green policy” that require reintroduced 1 baby mouse grouper to the the natural habitat for every five 10 they raised.

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Since 2007, Mouse Grouper is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of  Threatened Species, because the species is naturally rare, so is sensitive to overharvesting due to its high value in the live food fish trade and to habitat degradation. Commercialy hatchery production is not intended for reintroduction, but instead for the aquarium trade, so does not result in an increase in the natural population or a decrease in demand as food. So, we should be responsible to not let our future generation only know mouse grouper from picture unless we stop eating mouse grouper; unless for one try shoots only.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium size live mouse grouper fish weighed about 700 gr, cleaned, gutted and scalled (you can replace with any white fleshes fish, live ones would be preferred)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup thinly slice button mushrooms
  • 10 lokio or bawang batak (chives)
  • 1 tbs of rock sugar
  • 2 tbs of premium light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp premium mushroom sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp  of  angciu /chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cm knob of ginger, finely chopped

Note: Mix all liquid ingredients and dissolved the rock sugar on it prior to steaming the fish

Garnish: Chopped cilantro

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

How to Make Hongkong Style Steamed Mouse Grouper Fish:

  • Rub the fish lighly with salt and lemon juice, set aside
  • Put the sliced ginger, garlic and chives inside the fish belly
  • Put the fish in heatproof steaming pyrex bowl
  • Steam the fish about 2 minutes until half done
  • Discard the dripping liquid
  • Put the rest of the ingredients (except the garnish)
  • Steam the bowl in your highest fire for about 10-15 minutes
  • Put the fish in a serving plate, garnish with chopped cilantro

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Baked Salmon Meatball with Cheese Stuffing Italian Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce, Ultimate Uncle Dentist Chef Recipe

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Baked Salmon Meatball with Cheese Stuffing and Italian Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

Baked Salmon Meatball with Cheese Stuffing and Spicy Tomato and Basil Sauce Recipe.  Cheese stuffed salmon meatball is ultimate uncle Dentist Chef recipe. Beside the fact this recipe is low in calories and contain tons of protein and nutritional value, salmon meatball is so easy to made and mostly become kids favourite, especially if you made it with the kids too.  I love making homemade “fast food” with my nieces and nephews once we meet, beside salmon meatball, you can try this easy and kid’s friendly recipe; Homemade Salmon Nugget, Homemade Yong Taufo0(Fish Stuffed Tofu and Vegetables Soup) or Cauliflower or Broccoli Crust Pizza Recipe.

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Me (middle), Clesya, David, Racheal, My Sisters and My Brothers in Law

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Calvin Matthew Sihombing, My Youngest Nephews

Having two pairs or niece and nephew was one of the best moment in my existence now, i think i really love them. I can’t described it but i think i love them much more than both of my sisters now. My oldest sister delivered my oldest niece  Clesya Sihombing and Calvin Matthew Sihombing as the youngest niece, both was aged 4 and almost 1 year now. My second older sister delivered my unidentical twins named Racheal and David Rosevelt Silaban 2 years ago. They are too georgeos and become my inspiration, nothing better to spend time rathen than messing the house and especially the kicthen with them. Even my sisters insist of consistance in diciplines parenting, i guess i still working on it, you know; good uncle wouln’t say no to his niece and nephew.

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Cheese Stuffed Salmon Meatball, Cheery Tomato and Italian Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

My mother is a very succesfull and also powerfull career woman, she told us and shown us a true mean of disciplines. Guess what, we used to wake up, tide up and take a shower in the morning even it’s sunday or holliday when we were kids. As the youngest and the only son, guess what, i’m become the sweet hearth in the house. She always look in me with judge about my looks, don’t get me wrong, i mean she always love and literray risked her own liive for me and it’s period. I’m just saying that mothers used to look to their childrent with, judge as ‘your hair is not tide enough’, ‘zip your pants’ or  ‘your tie is not pointing to the ground ‘. My moms used to be prescise with the recipe too (especially for dessert) in the kitchen, contrary with me and my old man who used to be  adjust a litttle bit of this and a little bit of that.

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Simply Elegant Salmon Meatball with Cheese Stuffing and Italian Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

My mother love represent the way she want me to be perfect through her eyes. Even when i’m a 23 years old dentistry students and my mom still not bother to tide up my shirt in public and it’s sometimes drives me crazy. She want me to the best i can be, i can read when i was 3.5 years and i’m mostly the top three of my class when i was in school. Being always perfect is not that kind of fun for me and it’s sometimes made me not very a public person.

This kind of “disciplines’ was totally inprinted to both of my sisters and i won’t even let this judgemental issues gonna happen to my nieces and nephews especially if it’s in the kitchen. I realize the disciplines made me became a dentistry students and both of my sister graduated from university with honour, but i argued with my sister “come on, both of you going to work while they not totally awake and coming back when they sleepy” . My older sister replied me “children of working mom used to be unbehaved well because their mother used to pampered them and always be ‘yes’ as a bargain about lack of quantity time, it’s all about quality not quantity time actualy”. Well, i think there’s none such a quality time without building it with quantity. My sister told me “my childrents willl understand that later on”, i responds “well then, this is my house and my rules is no rules, the kids can floading the floor if they wanted too”. The key of fun cooking with kids is “NO JUDGMENT INSTEAD OF COMPLIMENT” .  Clesya just smiled at me and we start to making the baked cheese stuffed salmon meatball with laught because she didn’t had any idea what just happened.

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Baked Salmon Meatball with Cheese Stuffing and Italian Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

When cooking the salmon meatball with kids begin, we made a hilarious joke about it. My sister interupting when she noticed the salmon meatball which made by Clesya formed not in the same size and she explained that it could made the samon meatball overcoked while the other is not cooked throught.  I read some guilty accent in Clesya eyes and i said ” this is Uncle Dentist Chef ultimate salmon meatball and the recipe specified with not same size”. My oldest sister then kissed me deeply and smack my head off a little bit then smiled at me, she replied “okey then pampering uncle dentist chef, grown up !!!”. I guess i’m a good uncle with no doubd, at least according to my nieces and mephews and i think i”ll gonna working on it once i had my own kids. LoL

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Resep Bakso Ikan Salmon Panggang Saus Tomat

Resep Bakso Ikan Salmon Panggang Isi Keju is the translation of baked salmon meatball with cheese stuffing in Bahasa Indonesia. Bakso salmontonyain tons of unsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid considered as a GOOD FAT that cleanse clotted cholestrol or BAD FAT in your capilary. Bakso salmon or meatball is a good deal as a brain food for your childrens, i guess it’s better be increased  fish  intake in your daily life from now on.

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Melted Camembert Cheese Stuffed Salmon Meatball with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Salmon Meatball in Tomato Basil Sauce with Spaghetti Pasta

Cheese stuffed salmon meatball can be eated with the Italian style tomato and basil sauce or tossed with pasta like what i did. I served the salmon meatball in tomato sauce with angel hair spaghetti pasta. The salmon meatball can be boiled or deep fried too, but personally i love the texture of baked salmon meatball because it’s got some charred and crisp  layer in the outside just like the deep fried ones, but with less calories.

Now, have you ever cooking with your kids???

Will you still looking at them with judge then ???

Cheese Stuffed Salmon Meatball Recipe:

  • 500 grams skinless salmon fillet
  • 100 gr camembert cheese (you can use any soft easily melted cheese like mozarella), cubed 1×1 cm
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup or more bread crumbs
  • 1/2 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp mix italian herbs (oregano, thyme, marojam and rosemarry)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil for stir frying

Instruction:

  • Preheat oven in 180°C and lay alumunium foil over the baking tray, spray the alumunium foil with oil
  • Heat up 1 tbsp oil in a pan, saute the onion, shallots and garlic until browned and caramelized, set aside
  • Put the salmon fillet, egg yolk, salt and pepper in the food processor, process until nearly smooth
  • Put the processed salmon mixture in a bowl, add the sauteed onion mixture, all flour and breadcrumb
  • Season with salt and pepper and mix it well
  • Spoon 1 tbsp of the salmon mixture and put the cubed cheese in the middle
  • Using 2 table spoons, shaped the salmon mixture into ball and the cheese is totally covered with the salmon meat mixture
  • Carefully put the the salmon meatball in the baking pan
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Homemade Salmon Meatball

  • Baked the cheese stuffed salmon meatball for about 15-20 minutes until throughly cooked
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Baked Salmon Meatball

Italian Tomato and Basil Sauce Recipe:

  • 300 gr ripe tomato (about 5 medium size), diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup basil, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, fimely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, or more for drizzling the tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp mix Italian herbs (rosemarry, oregano, thyme, sage and marojam)
  • 1/2 cup water

How to Make Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce:

  • Heat up 2 tbsp olive oil in heavy bottom sauce pan, saute the onion for about 8 minutes over medium heat until it’s changing into translucent and fragrance
  • Add the Garlic and saute another 2 minutes
  • Add the diced tomato and let it soften for about 5 minutes, pour the water
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Italian Style Tomato and Basil Sauce

  • Season with salt, pepper and herbs
  • Let it boil and simmer it until thicken, nearly done add the chopped basil leaves
  • Served the Italian tomato and basil sauce with the baked salmon meatball

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Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe (Easy Cured Salmon Fillet with Dill Weed and Herbs)

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Homemade Salmon Gravlax

HOMEMADE SALMON GRAVLAX RECIPE. Gravlax is a raw salmon fillet that cured with salt, sugar, dill weed and  herbs that popular in nothern Europe countries. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and served along  finely chopped dill weed and mustard sauce, either over somekind of toasted bread, biscuits, chips or even boiled potatoes. Gravlax derived from the Scandinavian word grav, which literally means “grave” (in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish), and lax (or laks), which means “salmon”, thus gravlax means “buried salmon”. In the ancient times, fisherman used to save their salmon catch by burried them in the salt-containing sand above the high-tide line.

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Gravlax: Homemade Cured Salmon Fillet with Juniper Berries, Szechuan peppercorn and Dill Weed

Eversince i’ve cured my duck breast and venison loin and made myself Homemade Duck Prosciutto (Air Dry-Cured Duck Breast), and Homemade Bresaola di Cervo (Air Dry-Cured Venison Tenderloin), i’m obsessed with making homemade cured meat or charcuterie. Homemade version of gravlax is away cheaper than the gourmet deli store price tag. Making salmon gravlax is actualy effordless since you let the time doing it’s ‘drying’ by osmosis process. Beside, you can control all ingredients and adjust the taste according to your own personal licking. For example, i add szechuan peppercorn to my salmon gravlax to satisfied my asian descent taste buds and you won’t get that anywhere in the store. A splash or liquor on the salmon filet will made your homemade salmon gravlax lovely even more, i recommended citrusy liquor like citrus vodca or cointreau.

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Homemade Gravlax Before Thinly Sliced and Served

When you made  your homemade salmon Gravlax, there’s a plenty of way of serving suggestion. You can served it with toasted bread like my Bruschetta with Venison Bresaola, Cherry Tomato, Avocado Mayonaise and Brazilian Nuts Pesto or with Crispy Spiced Tortilla Bread Recipe. Beside soft cheese and mustard sauce variant of dipping sauce will be suits, you can try Tomato and Mint Salsa Recipe, Roasted Pepper Sauce Recipe, Italian Salsa Verde Recipe, Balinese Sambal Matah (Raw Shallot and Chillies Spicy Salsa), Resep Sambal Dabu-Dabu Khas Manado (Manadonese Raw Chilli Salsa). If you want to, you could add your gravlax to your salad and drizle it with Mint-Chilli Mayonaise.

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Juniper Berries

Making homemade salmon gravlax is quite easy, even for an amateur like me. The salmon is “buried” in a dry mixture marinade of salt, sugar, juniper berries, szechuan peppercorn and dill weed. The salmon cured for a few days in the curing mixture. As you can see, the dry curing mixture later be liquidfied because the moisture content on the salmon dripping out and the curing mixture penetrated the salmon meat. No rocket science here, but the osmosis happen when high consentration seperated from the lower consentration by tissues or membrant,  which is the salmon fish flesh, the higher consentration will be dripped into the lower consentration until they got equally consentration. Salmon gravlax is done within the curing process without following smoking like my Homemade Tea Smoked Salmon Recipe. You can use any herb you like and/or add a wide variety of crushed spices to your cure, different kind of peppercorns, star anise, caraway or fennel seeds, but my favourite spice  for homemade salmon gravlax or any kind of my homemade charcuterie is szechuan peppercorn and also juniper berries.

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Easy Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe

Preparing the homemade salmon gravlax seems so easy and quicky, but curing takes several days so plan ahead before you serving it at your party. Salt and sugar bring somekind of pleasant umami and  balanced flavour. If you made your gravlax made without sugar, it can easily become too dry and rubberry, and for sure it’s taste terribly salty. The ratio of salt and sugar used in gravlax recipes varies widely, due more to personal preference than food safety. As this recipe proves, large amounts of salt and sugar aren’t really necessary. Experiment and find your own favorite ratio of the two, keeping in mind that not enough salt will result in mushy, under-cured fish and too much (without any sugar to balance it out) will make the fish tough and super-salty.  Wll cured homemade gravlax should have a fresh but bold salmon flavor with some tingling spicy flavour of herbs and peppercorns. The texture will be slightly firmer than raw salmon, but should never be tough or chewy.

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Easy Homemade Salmon Gravlax

Easy Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound salmon fillet (skin attached)
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly ground juniper berries #optional
  • 1/4 tbsp freshly ground szechuan peppercorn #optional
  • 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black peppercorns
  • 1/2  cup fresh chopped dill weed
  • 2 tbsp cointreau or citrus vodca#optional

How To Make Homemade Salmon Gravlax Recipe:

  • In a glass bowl, mix all the rest of ingredients (except the salmon fillet), set aside
  • Line a large plate with enough plastic wrap to cover the bottom completely and with enough to overhang the edges.
  • Place some of curing mixture above the cling wrap. lace the salmon fillet skin side down and then put the remining curing mixture above it, drizzle with cointreau or citrus vodca
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Put the Curing Mixture All Over The Salmon Fillet

  • Wrap the plastic up and cover the fish. Place a pan or plate that fits inside the baking dish over the fish. Weigh down the fish by placing heavy canned goods on top of the pan or plate.

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Cling Plastic Wrapped Salmon Gravlax

  • Place in your refrigerator for three days, flip it twice a day.
  • Unwrap the fish and scrape off the curing mixture. Slice the salmon thinly on the bias, leaving the skin behind. Voila, your homemade gravlax is done and served it immediately!
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Thinly Sliced Homemade Salmon Gravlax

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Sakana Ochazuke Recipe, Green Tea Broth with Rice and Miso Marinated Grilled Fish Fillet)

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Sakana Ochazuke Recipe. Ochazuke () or sometimes caled  chazuke  (, ちゃづけ) is a quicky Japanese dish consist of rice and savoury topping and then poured with green tea, broth/stock (dashi), or boiling hot water. The amount of green tea broth and rice ratio is similiar with milk for breakfast cereal. I guess ochazuke resembles of hard work ethic of Japanese people who want to finish their lunch or breakfast  meal as quick as possible and they could came back to work, as you know; liquid simplified our swallowing process.

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Recipe Sakana Ochazuke (Red Rice with Miso Marinated Grilled Fish FIillet & Green Tea Broth)

Japanese Sakana Ochazuke derived from sakana means fish, while ocha is tea and  tsuke for submerged in English.  Sakana Ochazuke means rice with  tea broth and savoury  fish topping, since i’m using matcha or green tea, i guess this dish can be called Sakana Matchazuke Recipe. Okey then, what the heck with the the names, common savoury toppings used for ochazuke is nori (seaweed), furikake (seasoned fish floss), sesame seeds, tarako (salted fish roe), salted salmon, Tea Smoked Salmon,  scallions and assorted fish cakes or any processed seafood. Beside that, tangy pickled such as tsukemono (pickled vegetables), and umeboshi (pickled sour plum) commonly used too.

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Red Rice, Topped with Miso Marinated Fish Fillet, Nori, Scallion, Edamame and Served with Green Tea Dashi

Never judge the book by it’s cover, i learned my lesson once i had my first chazuke back  in the early of new millenium. I was in the junior high school when my friend celebrated his birthday in a Japanese restaurant in Palembang. The description of ochazuke within the menu sound a little bit bizzare for my Indonesian mindset; miso glazed grilled salmon over rice and served with light green tea broth. Since i had no idea what i’m gonna ordered, i just replied idem once my friend order the salmon ochazuke. Eversince i eat my first salmon ochazuke, it’s become one of my favourite japanese dish. Unfortunately, none of the Japanese restaurant in Palembang had this menu today. My last ochazuke was about 2 years ago during my visit to Jakarta and i’m intruguing to made  it once i read the the Unagi Chazuke Recipe from Justonecookbook.Com.

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Sakana Ochazuke recipe with Miso Marinated Grilled Giant Grouper Fish and Green tea Broth

Japanese Ochazuke recipe is a very clever and flexible,  i mean beside ochazuke is made as quick as you snapping your finger, you can use any kind of your preference topping too.  You can even use any leftover rice in your fridge, which is quite not comforting to eat instead of eaten as Nasi Bakar Recipe (Grilled Rice) or Nasi Goreng Recipe (Fried Rice). Eversince i’m on low calories and high fibers diet, i choose red rice instead of white rice to increased my daily fibers intake. For my ochazuke main topping,  i made miso marinated grilled fish which is similiar with my previously Pan Seared Grouper Fish Fillet Recipe, but i marinated it first with miso or fermented soybean paste before i pan grilled it.  Beside,  i served my ochazuke with edamame (soybean), thinly sliced scallion and crispy roasted nori (seasoned seaweed).

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Green Tea Broth (Matcha Dashi) Ingredients: Matcha (Green Tea), Katsuobushi (Smoked Fish Flakes), Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, Kombu (Salted Seaweed)

Best Japanese ochazuke recipe determined by the tea or the broth for dredging the rice. My friend told me that the best tea for ochazuke is the roasted green tea leaves that packed with roasted rice. Since i can’t found any of that kind of green tea here in Palembang, i’m using powdered Korean matcha or green tea, but you can use any kind of your favourite flavoured tea too. Instead using green tea only, i made my ochazuke special with serving it with my homemade green tea flavoured dashi. Dashi is Japanese broth that contains katsuobushi (smoked skipjack fish flakes), kombu or konbu (salted seaweed) and dried shiitake mushrooms. All the ingredients is chopped, mixed with water and simmerred for hours to extract all the flavour. I guess my green tea dashi broth needed no sort of cubed bouillon stock or addictive flavour because it’s super umami naturally. The pleasant bitterness of matcha or green tea blended well with the savoury hint of basic Japanese dashi stock.

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Sakana Ochazuke Recipe (Green Tea with Rice and Miso Marinate Fish)

Sakana Ochazuke Recipe (Green Tea with Rice and Miso Marinate Fish)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup leftover rice (i’m using red rice), if  it’s cold,bring it to warm or at least room temperature first
  • 1 cup Matcha Dashi or Green Tea Broth (recipe below)
  • 1 Miso Marinated Grilled Fish
  • Topping: nori, edamame, sesame oil, and thinly sliced scallion

How To Make Sakana Ochazuke :

  • Put the leftover rice i n the bottom on the plating bowl
  • Arrange the Miso Marinated Grilled Fish and the topping over the rice
  • Just before serving, pour the green tea broth

Green Tea Broth Recipe (Matcha Dashi) :

  • 1 piece of konbu (4″x8″)
  • 1/2 cup katsuobushi
  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp green tea powder (2 tbsp if you using coarsed green tea)
  • 4 cups of water

How To Make Green Tea Broth (Matcha Dashi):

  • Put all ingredients in a sauce pan
  • Bring it to boil, carefully spoon and discard the floating foam
  • Cover the pan with lid and simmer until the liquid reduced into half
  • Strain the green tea broth with metal strainer or cheese cloth

Miso Marinated Grilled Fish Fillet:

  • 200 grams fish fillet (i’m using giant grouper fillet)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Miso Marinated Grilled Fish Fillet:

  • Put fish fillet, miso paste, lemon juice, salt and pepper in  a glass bowl
  • Mix and make sure all fish fillet surface is covered, marinated it in the fridge for 30 minutes(overnight will be preferred)
  • Drain the fish fillet and scrapped the remaining marinate from the fillet to prevent it burned out and sticked to the skillet during the grilling process
  • Heat up 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet, grilled the fish fillet for about 2-3 minutes for each side until throughly cooked (you can check by inserting fork to the fillet and the fork inserted easily without any barrier)
  • Served it immediately

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Pan Seared Grouper Fillet with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Pan Seared Grouper Fillet with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

Pan Seared Grouper Fish Fillet with Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe. Giant grouper or localy known as ikan kerapu kertang (Epinephelus lanceolatus) is on the season now in Indonesia.  I’m totally didn’t want to missed a chance to digging into it’s succulent, white and firm flesh and taste it’s  very sweet and savoury flavour. I spot the giant grouper fish fillet in the Diamond Supermarket Palembang while the fish monger try to split down the head into two equally portion. Each half of the giant grouper fish head weighed about 3 kg, can you imagine the weight of the goliath size grouper fish???

Once i had skinless grouper fillet, i love to seasoned my fish fillet before pan searing it in a sizzling hot skillet. I’m using my Homemade Garam Masala powder, turmeric powder, freshly ground black peppercorn and coarsed sea salt as a marinade, beside i drizzle some lemon juice into it. Actually, i atempt to make blackened grouper fish fIllet recipe by adding some paprika and chilli pepper powder into the marinade, just like a seasoning for my cajun style Blackened Salmon Fish Fillet, but eversince i was running out of paprika powder, i just skipped out that ingredients.

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Pan Seared Grouper Fillet with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

Making a cripy pan fried fish fillet is a little bit tricky, perfect searing in the skillet made the grouper fillet got crispy layerin the outside, while the flesh is still moist in the inside. Before making the pan seared grouper fillet, you should bring the fish fillet into chiller temperatur first if you handle frozen fish fillet. Pat dry any moisture from the thawing process and then marinade it with your preference seasoning  for about 10-20 minutes in the refrigerator. Some liquid will be dripping off  from the fillet once you finish marinating it, you should tap it with kitchen towel until all moisture  are gone. Remaining dripping liquid and then fully loaded skillet made the grouper fish fillet steamed rather than seared into crisp, that’s why i  patted it dry carefully and then seared the grouper fillet one by one.

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Pan Seared Grouper Fillet with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

Crispy pan seared grouper fish fillet recipe is easy. Stainless steel skillet is the best option for searing a fish fillet, never use  teflon  or any non-sticky pan or for searing fish fillet or you’ll get a pale and soggy pan fried fish fillet. Pour high smoke point oil like rice brand or grapeseed oil into the center of the hot pan, swirl it to coat the pan and let it geting smoking hot. Put the grouper fish fillets with the skin side or used to be skin side down. Turn the heat into medium low and dislodge the fish fillet a little bit by sliding or jiggling it once the fillet touch the sizzling smoking hot skillet. This step prevent the seared fillet stick with the pan. I’m using almost 3 inches grouper fillet, it’s need almost 5 minutes to reach half done. Your searing time depend on the thickness of your fish fillet, either you needed more or less than 5 minutes.  The doneness of the fish fillet could be observed just by looking at the gradation beetween translucent and the opaque white zone in the fillet. Carefully flip the fish fillet with metal spatula and let it seared for another 2-3 minutes until the fish fillet is throughly cooked or until a fork is easily inserted into it. Now you can served the crispy pan seared fish fillet with your preference sauce laying in the bottom of it. I serving my pan seared grouper fish fillet with oven roasted tomato sauce.

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Pan Seared Grouper Fillet with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

Roasted tomato sauce for the pan seared grouper fillet made some kicking to the dish. Caramelized and charred roasted tomato bring a sweet and tangy flavour with a touch of smokey hint into the sauce. I also saved some of the roasted tomato as a side and garnish for plating the pan fried grouper fish fillet. I love the charred and caramelized vegetables all the way, beside tomato, i like to roast bell pepper and using it for my Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe and sometimes i add some nuts, garlic and Homemade Sun Dried Tomato Recipe  with it and making Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Sauce Recipe.

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Pan Seared Grouper Fillet with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

Making oven roasted tomato recipe is so easy to do. Simply cut the tomatoes in half horizontally, toss the tomatoes with olive oil and seasoning it with salt and black pepper evenly, then lay them with the cut side down in the oven tray. Use a big enough baking tray, so the tomatoes are not too crowded. You want room between them for the moisture to escape, which concentrates the tomato flavor. Bake for 45 minutes in 482ºF (250ºC), or until the tomatoes are completely softened and wilted, and start to wrinkle and some of the cut side tomato charred. The tomato may take longer to roast, depending on the size and the ammount of your tomatoes. The oven roasted tomatoes will keep for about three days in the refrigerator and about 6 days if you packed it with oil, i also can be frozen for up to six months.

Pan Seared Grouper Fish Fillet Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 @ 300 gr grouper fillet (you can use any white flesh fish for this recipe)
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Homemade Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

How To Make Crispy Pan Fried Grouper Fillet Recipe:

  • I you using a frozen grouper fillet, thaw it t in the fridge overnight, discard the dripping liquid
  • Pat dry the grouper fillet, set aside
  • In a glass bowl, mix it with all the ingredients
  • Let in marinated in a refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes
  • Discard the dripping liquid and pat dry the fish fillet again
  • Heat up 1 tbsp oil in a skillet, add 1 tbsp butter and swirl it to coat the entire skillet surface
  • Wait until the oil start to smoking, put the fish fillet (skin on side down)
  • Turn the heat into medium low and slide the fish fillet to dislodge it
  • Wait until it the opaque  area (cooked) reach into half thickness of your fish fillet for about 4-5 minutes
  • Carefully flip the fish fillet with metal spatula, let the fish fillet seared for another 2-3 minutes
  • Check the doneness of the fish fillet, it’s done once fork can easily inserted into the thickest part of the grouper fillet.
  • Served it with roastd tomato sauce.

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe:

  • 500 grams cherry tomato (you can use any kind of tomato)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, or more for drizzling the tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp mix Italian herbs (rosemarry, oregano, thyme, sage and marojam)
  • 1/2 cup water

How to Make Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce:

  • Preheat oven to 482ºF (250ºC)
  • Coat the baking tray wih 1 tbsp olive oi, put the tomato with cut side down
  • Put the garlic and shallots in the baking tray
  • Season it with salt and pepper, drizzle more olive oil over it
  • Roast for about 45 minutes until the tomatoes are completely softened and wilted, and start to wrinkle and some of  the cut side tomato charred
  • Transfer the roasted tomato, garlic and shallots into a food processor, process it unti smooth
  • Scrap out the baking tray with water, set aside
  • Heat up 2 tbsp olive oil in heavy bottom sauce pan, saute the roasted tomato mixture until it’s changing into more intens color and fragrance
  • Pour the baking tray scrapping water season it with more salt, pepper and mix Italian herbs
  • Let it boil and simmer it until thicken.
  • Served the oven  roasted tomato sauce with pan seared grouper fish fillet.

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Recipe with Seven Star Grouper

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Recipe with Seven Star Grouper

Teochew style steamed fish recipe or Resep Tim Ikan Ala Tio Ciu in Bahasa is so easy to replicate in your home, the freshness of the fish is the key of slurrping delicious steaming fish. Teochew style steamed fish is a very tasty and refreshing dish compare to the cantonese style steamed fish. Teochew style steamed fish usually seasoned with garlic, ginger, scallion and light soy sauce, it’s sounds like almost the same with the cantonese, but wait a minute, the starlight of the seasoning is the salted vegetables (preserved mustard green or radish), tomato and also salted plum.

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Teochew or Chiuchow Style Steamed Seven Star Grouper Fish Recipe

Teochew or Chiuchow style steamed fish got a kicking broth because the salted plum and tomato give a tangy sensation to the broth and it’s blended with the savoury and salty preserved and salted vegetables. Thinly sliced chillies enrich dripping liquid with a touch of spicy flavour. I guess most of Indonesia descent like me would love any kind of spicy, sour and salty fish. Some people like to add thinly sliced lard, bacon or pork belly which is rendered before steaming, but since i wanna my chinese style steamed fish lean, healthy and low in calories, i omit this ingredients and replace it with chinese sausage or lap cheung.

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Steamed Leopard Coral Trout or Seven Star Grouper in Teochew Style

I’m using seven star grouper for making this Teochew or Chaozhou style steamed fish Seven star grouper got many names, it’s called as coral trout or leopard coral grouper in Australia and mostly Wastern Country, Seven star grouper it’s famous high end for steaming fish name in Hongkong, Malaysia and also Singapore. We used to called this vividly red beautifull fish as kerapu lodi or kerapu merah in Indonesia, which is translated as red grouper in Bahasa. Even the  flesh of the seven star grouper is not as firm and succulent as chinese silver pomfret which is commonly used to be steamed in teochew style, nothing compare seven star grouper natural sweetness.I purchased this live red coral trout or seven star grouper fo about 18 USD for about 400 grams (42 USD/Kg) in Grand Lucky Supermarket, Jakarta.

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White, Sweet and Succulent Red Seven Star Grouper with Tangy and Salty Broth Teochew Style

The freshness of the fish is the key for making a delicious steaming fish without any 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. Firstly, 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 (except freshwater fish) because you just discarded the nutritional juice from the fish, what a waste.

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Steamed Fish with Salted Plum, Preserved Vegetables, Chilli, Ginger, Mushrooms, Tofu and Tomatoes (Teochew Style)

Eating steamed fish or steaming food diet it’s a part of a healty 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 thi s teochew or Chiuchow style steamed fish (grouper)

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Recipe with Seven Star Grouper Fish

Teochew  Style Steamed Fish (Seven Star Grouper) Recipe:

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Teochew Style Steamed Fish Seasoning Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized live seven star grouper (400-500 gr), you can substitute it with other white flesh fish that suitable for steaming
  • 1 pack silken tofu, cubed
  • 2 dried chinese mushrooms, soaked 1o minutes, drained, thinly slices
  • 50 gr lotus root, thinly slices *optional
  • 2 slice of bacon or pork belly, renderred the fat with low heat skillet (i’m using 1 chinese sausage instead)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tomatoes, halved and then sliced each half into quarters
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 slice salted apreserved vegetables (about 50 gr), rinsed and soaked for about 10 minutes, drained
  • 2 salted plums, rinsed (usually available in Asian grocery stored, sold in jars)
  • 4 cm (tiny thumb size) ginger, thinly slices
  • 2 stalks scallions, thinly slices
  • 2 cayenne chilli pepper, deseeded, jullienned
  • 2 bird’s eye chilli peppers, chopped
  • 4 tbsps water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tbsp light fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Garnish: thinly sliced chilli and scallion, soaked in cold water until curled and patted dry before use

How to Make Teochew Style Steamed Fish (Seven Star Grouper):

  • Gutted, scalled and remove the fish gills, rub and discard the blackish dark red part in the fish upper ribs area (below the back bone)
  • Wash and clean the fish under running water
  • Pat dry the excess moisture using kitchen paper, set aside
  • Butterfly the fish from the belly and revove the pin bones with clean tweezer or pliers, you can see the instruction how to butterfly the roundfish from the belly side
  • Season the fish with salt, pepper and lemon juice, set aside
  • Place the cubed tofu in the bottom of the heat proof pyrex bowl, put the butterflied fish on top of it
  • Put the remaining teochew style steamed fish ingredients over it
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Fully Loaded Steamed Fish in Teochew Style with Lots and Lots of Tomatoes, i’m Feeling Slimmer Already!!!

  • Steamed it for about 10-12 minutes, according to the size of your fish
  • Put the teochew style steamed fish in a serving bowl and garnish
  • Served it with steaming hot rice

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Sanma Kabayaki Recipe Japanese Style Broiled Pacific Saury Fish in Sweet Soy Sauce

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Sanma Kabayaki Recipe: Grilled Pacific Saury or Pike Mackarel with Sweetened Soy Sauce

Sanma Kabayaki Recipe i quite easy to follow in your kitchen.  Sanma is a Japanese name of pike mackerel or pacific saury fish, while   Kabayaki is a sweetened soy sauce mixture that usually use for grilling unagi or Japanese freshwater eel. Sanma kabayaki is a preparation of grilled sanma fish that splited down in the the back or in the belly, gutted and boned, butterflied, filletted, skewered, dipped in the kabayaki sauce before being broiled on a grilled. Sanma kabayaki is a very special seasonal dish, but thanks God there’s such a frozen section in supermarket that save the vaccum packed frozen sanma fish through all the years. Sanma fish is rich in unsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, a “good fats” that clinically proven to prevent  heart an coronary disease. Nutritional fact in 100 gr Sanma (dry heat cooked, grilled/baked) contains 1400 mg DHA, while in the same amount of grilled farmed atlantic salmon contains about 1500 mg DHA. Sanma is the best option for baby food for brain and nerve tissues development. Sanma fish  it’s much more cheaper than regular salmon while the DHA is slighly lower than the salmon. Sanma fish is a very good choice for feeding the adolesences and toddlers.

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Japanese Style Grilled Sanma Kabayaki

Homemade Kabayaki Sauce is usually contain 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. You can purchased a quite pricey ready to use store brought kabayaki sauce that 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 it’s better be using molases on kabayaki sauce instead of sugar. Kabayaki sauce is not only suits for grilling fish, but also for chicken fillet, shrimp or squid.

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Homemade Sanma Kabayaki Recipe

Homemade sanma kabayaki recipe usually refers to a braised sanma in kabayaki-style soy sauce instead of broiled or grilled. The Sanma fillet is dipped in a cornstarch flour and then pan fried until the outside got a nice golden brown and crusted layer. Right after the pan is cleaned from the rest of the pan frying, the kabayaki style soy sauce is boiled and then the fried sanma fillet is dipped into the sauce and then simmerred until the sauce is thicken. Braised sanma kabayaki losen the smokey flavour, a keys of enjoying a delicious fatty sanma fish. The sauce is usually too thicken for my licking, it’s due to the dissolved corn starch for pan frying the sanma fillet in the kabayaki sauce. That’s why i choose the oven broiled sanma kabayaki or oven grilled sanma kabayaki, i love it even more if the barbeque charcoal grill is available, unfortunately the  densely populated area surrounded my sister’s residence in Jakarta won’t made it possible to make  smoke without a complain.

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Oven Broiled Sanma Kabayaki Recipe

Grilling sanma kabayaki should not be rushed, take your time, brush as often as you like with the sauce, but since i use oven to broil the sanma kabayaki, i applied the sauce twice for every  5 minutes. I like to do it several times on the flesh side to make sure the skin is nice and crispy and plenty of the fat has rendered off if i using the berbeque grill. Just before serving,  glaze the flesh with the sauce as a final lacquering before cutting into bite sized pieces. That’s it, i told you it was easy. Just serve over a mound of tender Japanese rice and drizzled it with remaing kabayaki sauce over it. Some fancy Japanese restaurant even used to served the grillled sanma kabayaki with a tiny  charcoal grill pot in your table to make you easy to slightly heated it before you pop it into your mouth. I love sanma fish all the way, i like to Grilled Sanma Fish in Banana Leaf and served it with Spicy Chili & Miso Sauce.

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Sanma Kabayaki Recipe

Sanma Kabayaki Recipe:

  • 2 large Sanma or Pacific Saury Fish, gutted, cleaned, patted dry, set aside
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp kabayaki sauce and more for glazing the grilled fish

How to Make Sanma Kabayaki:

  • Cut open the sanma fish stomach and take out the guts
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Gutted Sanma Fish

  • Wash the sanma fish under a cold  running water, rub  and clean the reddish black part in the center of the cavity  below the back bone
  • Season the fish skin with salt, lime juice and pepper, set aside and marinade for about 15 minutes in the fridge
  • Pat dry the excess moisture using kitchen paper
  • Butterfly the fish from the belly and revove the pin bones with clean tweezer or pliers, you can see the instruction how to butterfly the roundfish from the belly side
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Butterflied Sanma Fish Fillet

  • Apply about 2 tbsp or homemade kabayaki sauce for each flesh side of the butterflied sanma fish
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Oven Broiled Sanma Kabayaki

  • Broil the sanma kabayaki in 180°C preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes until the kabayaki sauce is caramelised and the fish is cooked through
  • Apply more kabayaki sauce  in the sanma meat side twice during the broiling process
  • Cut the sanma kabayaki and serve it over hot steaming rice, drizzle the sanma kabayaki with sauce before serving.

Homemade Kabayaki Sauce Recipe:

  • 30 ml light soy sauce
  • 10 ml mirin
  • 10 ml sake
  • 20 ml molases or sugar (i’m using palm sugar)

How to Make Kabayaki Sauce :

  • Mix all sauce 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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Homemade Salmon Nugget Step by Step Recipe ala Dentist Chef

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Homemade Salmon Nugget

Homemade salmon nugget is an easy and healty snack. Homemade salmon nugget is much more cheaper than the store brought that loads with many preservatives, food coloring and also tons of mono sodium glutamat (MSG). Frozen salmon nugget with ‘no preservatives & additives’ label usually tagged pretty pricey, while the cheaper ones must be fulled of filler, either flour or another chemical agents. The cheapy store brought frozen salmon nugget is actually packed with lots of calories with only a little nutritional value, this provoked early age obesity.  Eversince almost toddler love nuggets all the way, my sister asked me to made nuggets for my twins niece and nephew  once i visiting her house in Jakarta. The frozen nuggets a quicky snack and also main dish that she could prepare before going to work. My sister said that my niece is pretty sick of chicken nugget, then i thought that i’m going to make salmon nuggets once i checked the freezer and found three pieces of salmon fillet.

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Homemade Salmon Nugget, Soft and Bounchy Inside with Crispy Crusted Outside

Making salmon nugget recipe is actually easy, but quite an effort to following. There are several steps; making the nugget, breaded  and then deep frying. When you making salmon nugget as a finger food or apptizer at your party, trust me that all the efforts will be paid off once the juicy and meaty salmon nugget will be swifted as fast as snapping your finger. That’s why i used to made salmon nugget in a large quantity and freeze it in a portioning vaccum plastic bag. I used to baked or deep fry it in the morning  as a breakfast supper before going to my clinic.

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Crispy and Crunchy Homemade Salmon Nugget

There are several method making salmon nugget, the simplest method is breaded chuncky salmon fillet just like salmon tempura, but i didn’t like it because the i can’t spiced the salmon goodly, beside my niece and nephew did’t like the flaky salmon meat texture.  They love the salmon nugget texture like a meatball, soft but bounchy. The salmon nugget batter used to steamed first until firm to make it easier to cut and breadede, but you can directly shaped the salmon nugget batter with two spoons and then rolled into the breadcrumbs. The unsteamed salmon nugget or sometimes called salmon cake is better be for direct consumption. The frozen raw salmon nugget batter is not cruncy but soggy once you deep fried it, beside  the inner side of the nugget possibly still raw.

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Nugget  Ikan Salmon

You can replace the breadcrums with cornflakes, rolled oats or even thinly sliced almond or another nuts to made a salmon nugget variation. Another version is using finely chopped or grated veggies that mixed into the salmon nugget batter. I like to add grated carrot, cauliflower, broccoli and sometimes bell pepper, beside you can add cheese and any herbs & spice that you like.  Nothing more comforting than your homemade nugget since you can add a little of this and that to suits your own personal licking. One most important thing is you know exactly the ingredients inside yours salmon nugget.

Homemade Salmon Nugget Recipe

Homemade Salmon Nugget Recipe

Homemade Salmon Nugget Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams skinless salmon fillet
  • 3 eggs(seperate the white and the yolk)
  • 2 cups or more bread crumbs
  • 1/2 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil for stir frying
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Instruction:

  • Heat up 1 tbsp oil in a pan, saute the onion, shallots and garlic until browned and caramelized, set aside
  • Put the salmon fillet, egg yolk, salt and pepper in the food processor, process until nearly smooth
  • Put the processed salmon mixture in a bowl, add the sauteed onion mixture and all flour
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: mix all ingredients

  • Season with salt and pepper and mix it well
  • Put the salmon nugget mixture in a plastic bag or baking tray, spread it evenly
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: ready to steamed

  • Steam the salmon nugget batter until firm and throughly cooked
  • Cut the salmon nugget into bite size
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: cut into bite size

  • Dredge the salmon nugget into  beaten white egg
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: Dip into beaten egg

  • Dip and toss the nugget with the bread crumbs until all side is covered
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: Breaded all over the surface

  • Set aside the breaded salmon nugget and shake to losen the excess breadcrumbs
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: breaded salmon nugget, discrd the excess breadcrumbs

  • Deep fried  or baked the salmon nugget until golden brown
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Step by step salmon nugget recipe: deep fried just before serving

  • You can freeze the breaded salmon nugget in an airthight container

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Grilled Sanma Fish in Banana Leaf with Spicy Miso and Chilli Sauce Recipe

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Recipe Grilled Sanma Pacific Saury Fish in Banana Leaves with Spicy Miso and Chilli Sauce

Sanma fish (Japanese), pike mackerel or pacific saury in english got several names worlwide including kongchi in (Korean), qiu dao (Chinese), saira (сайра) in Russian. Samna fish in Japanese means autumn sword fish contains good quality and high amount of essential protein. The flesh is rich in unsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, a “good fats” that clinically proven to prevent  heart an coronary disease. Nutritional fact in 100 gr Sanma (dry heat cooked, grilled/baked) contains 1400 mg DHA, while in the same amount of grilled farmed atlantic salmon contains about 1500 mg DHA. Sanma is the best option for baby food for brain and nerve tissues development. Sanma fish  it’s much more cheaper than regular salmon while the DHA is slighly lower than the salmon.

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Recipe Grilled Sanma Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaf with Spicy Miso and Chilli Sambal

Sanma Fish or Pacific Saury  is one of the seasonal foods representing autumn in Japanese cuisine, but fortunately it’s available in frozen station all years in vaccum pack in several japanese supermarket in Indonesia, including in Palembang. It commonly served salted and grilled (broiled) whole, garnished with daikon oroshi (grated daikon) and served alongside a bowl of rice and a bowl of miso soup. Other condiments may include soy sauce, or lime, lemon, or other citrus juices. The intestines are bitter, but many people choose not to gut the fish, as many say its bitterness, balanced by the condiments, is part of the enjoyment.

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Grilled Broiled Pacific Saury Sanma Pike Mackerel Fish in Banana Leaf with Spicy Miso and Chilli Sauce Recipe

Grilling  fish in banana leaf was ancient Indonesian cooking technique. I guess this is the best way to prepare the fatty fish like sanma. The epidermis cuticle in the upper side of the banana leaf works like a teflon, it prevent the grilled sanma sticking with the leaf. Banana leaf grilled fish is slightly diffrent from pepes (banana leaf wrapped  fish), since the moisture is allowed to evaporate while the pepes didn’t. This technique allowed the grilled sanma skin charred and browned while the inner flesh is still moist. Another good point of grilling fish in banana leaf is it’s nice fragrance  infused to the fish.

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Spicy Miso and Chilli Sauce Recipe (Sambal Tauco) with Banana Leaf Wrapped Grilled Sanma Fish

Spicy miso and chilli sauce or sambal taucho jepang is the kick’in dressing for the grilled sanma. I’m using red miso paste with this recipe. This is my first red miso trial, i’m used with white miso This miso paste chilli sauce is diffrent from my previous sambal taucho for Yong Tau Foo Recipe (Fish Paste Stuffed Tofu,Tahu Isi Ikan) because it’s not contain any peanut but it’s replaced with cherry tomato. The color of this taucho sambal  is vividly red because i’m using deseeded cayenne chilli pepper for this recipe.

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Marinade Sanma Pacific Saury Pike Mackerel with Seasoning Before Grilled

I’m using a mixture powdered spices for marinade the samna fish instead of simple japanese preparation  with sake called sanma shioyaki in Japanese or kongchi gui in Korean. I guess it’s my natural Indonesian licking call. The basic spices for grilling fish seasoning in commonly indonesian kitchen is  garlic, ginger, turmeric, corriander seed, and lime juice.

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Grilled Pacific Saury Sanma Pike Mackerel Fish in Banana Leaf (Resep Ikan Bakar dalam Daun Pisang)

Ikan sanma bakar dalam daun pisang or  grilled sanma, pacific saury or pike mackerel in banana leaf wrap is a a fusion of Indonesia and also Japanese cuisine. Indonesian(Malay) technique of banana wrap fish with japanese delicacy ingredients bring the dinner to the next level. You can use any kind of fish for making banana leaf grilled fish, but i recomend the skin on or better the whole fish. For the miso paste replacement, you can use any kind salted and fermented soy bean like tauco, tausi, etc.

Grilled Sanma Pacific Saury Pike Mackerel in Banana Leaf Recipe :

  • 1 large Sanma or Pacific Saury Fish, gutted, cleaned, patted dry, cut into two pieces
  • 1 banana leaf, cleaned
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 cm ginger, grated, squeezed out the juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a pinch of turmeric powder, garlic powder, and corriander powder

How to Make Grilled Sanma Fish in Banana Leaf:

  • Season the fish with lime juice, ginger juice, salt, turmeric powder, garlic powder, and corriander powder, let it marinated for about 30 minutes in the fridge, set aside
  • Pat dry the sanma fish, put it in a banana leaf and roll the banana leaf to fold and cover the fish, DO NOT TIDE or SECURE the banane leaf end or you’ve got your sanma steamed rather than grilled (pepes)
  • Preheat your broil pan, put the banana leaf wrap fish in the broiling pan
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Banana leaf wrapped fish on grill pan

  • Let the banana leaf  wrap fish grilled for about 5 minutes each side until the fish skin is blistered or brown charred
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Grilled fish wrapped on banana leaf

  • Serve the grilled sanma in banana leaf  with the spicy miso and chili sambal

Spicy Miso and Chili Sauce or Sambal Tauco Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp red miso paste (tauco jepang) or fermented bean paste
  • 3 cloves garlic (bawang putih), roughly chopped
  • 3 shallot (bawang merah), roughly chopped
  • 10 cayenne red chilli pepper (cabe merah), deseeded
  • 10 bird eye chillies(cabe rawit)
  • 10 cherry tomato (tomat) or 2 large tomato
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil

How to Make Spicy Miso and Chili Sauce or Sambal Tauco (Fermented Soy Bean Sauce):

  • Heat up the oil in a saucepan and browned the garlic, shallot and bird eye chillies, let it slighly cool
  • Process all solid ingredient in a blender until medium smooth
  • Saute the mixture with  the remaining oil until fragrant
  • Add the water, bring to boil, season with salt and sugar
  • Simmer to reduce the spicy miso paste and chilli sauce until thicken

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Resep Palumara Ulu Juku, Spicy Red Snapper Fish Soup Recipe with Tomato, Chilli, Tamarind, Lemongrass and Turmeric-based Seasoning

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Palumara Spicy Red Snapper Fsh Head Soup with Turmeric-based Broth (Ikan Kuah Kuning)

Palumara ulu juku is a savoury light turmeric-based fish (head) soup that not really popular in Indonesia. Palumara in Makassar natives language refers to a soup dish while ulu juku means fish head. Palumara is a light and refreshing turmeric based fish soup with a pleasant hot, spicy, and tangy broth but not as kickin as Fish Head Asam Laksa (Malaysian Spicy and Sour Noodle Soup with Grouper Fish Head). Palumara is a popular soup across southern Sulawesi (Celebes) island, especially in Makasaar and Palu. Palumara ulu juku origin is not really known, but it well know  as ikan kuah kuning or yellowish turmeric-based broth fish soup.

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Resep Palumara Ulu Juku Khas Makassar dan Palu

This spicy red snapper fish basic  broth seasoning was chilli, garlic and shallot.  Asam jawa (tamarind) paste and sometimes belimbing wuluh (bilimbi) or asam potong (garcinia) added to give a tangy or sour after taste. Kunyit (turmeric) root and leaves is one of the most important ingredients for palumara broth,it gives vivid yellow color and nice scent to melt down the fishy after taste from the broth. Since palumara fish soup recipe is not contain any coconut milk like Gulai Ikan (Indonesian Fish Curry) and Woku Ikan Belanga Khas Manado (Manadonese Spicy Fish Curry Soup).The creamy flavour of palumara ulu juku is purely derived from grounded kemiri (candle nut). You can sautee the spice paste before adding the water if you like, but eversince i concern about my weight issue, i prefer not using any oil within this recipe. That’s why all the ingredientswithin this recipe  is simply boiled.

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Resep Palumara Ulu Juku (Sup Kepala Ikan Kakap Kuah Kuning)

Resep palumara usually using ikan kakap (red snapper), but ikan bandeng (milk fish), ikan ekor kuning (yellowtail) and also ikan kerapu (grouper) is commonly used too. Palumara ulu juku using a rather a large fish head, the caltilagous bone and also soft tissues in the head that slowly simmered in the spicy broth released it’s collagen  and made a rich and naturally savoury broth. This made palumara ulu juku fish soup is special, just perfect to serve in a rainy days from october to march in Indonesia.

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Spicy Red Snapper Fish Head Soup Recipe with Tomato, Chilli, Tamrind, Lemongrass and Turmeric-based Seasoning (Palumara Ulu Juku)

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Resep Sup Kepala Ikan Kakap Merah Kuah Kuning (Palumara Ulu Juku)

Palumara ulu juku or spicy red snapper fish soup is a very healthy, refreshing, low in calories but contain essestial protein and amino acid and the most important thing it’s  tasty. Light broth fish soup with many herbs and spice infussion is an Indonesian signture. My asian descent taste buds like almost anyting as long it’s tasty, spicy and preferly hot. Note that tangy or sour is mostly pleasant flavour for any seafood too, including this fish soup.

Resep Palumara Ulu Juku :

(Spicy Red Snapper Fish Soup Recipe with Tomato, Chilli, Tamrind, Lemongrass and Turmeric-based Seasoning)

Ingredients

  • 1 kg whole red snapper fish/or the head (ikan  kakap merah), cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp lime juice  (air jeruk nipis) for marinade the fish
  • 6 shallots (bawang merah), thinly slice
  • 6 cloves garlic (bawang putih)
  • 2 tomato (tomat), diced
  • 6 red cayenne chilli pepper (cabe merah), crosswisely sliced
  • 3 green cayenne chilli pepper (cabe hijau), crosswisely sliced
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste (asam jawa)
  • 1 bilimbi (belimbing wuluh), crosswisely sliced
  • 1 turmeric leaf (daun kunyit), tide up or thinly slice
  • salt, sugar, white pepper to taste
  • 2 L water (air)

Bumbu Palumara (Spice paste):

  • 3 shallots (bawang merah)
  • 2  cloves garlic (bawang putih)
  • 2 lemongrass, only using the soft white inner part (sereh)
  • 3 cm turmeric (kunyit)
  • 2 cm ginger (jahe)
  • 3 candle nuts (kemiri)

Instruction:

  • Season red snapper fish with salt and lime juice, let it marinade 30 minutes on fridge, set aside, drained
  • Bring  the spice paste, water  and all the rest of the ingredients (instead the fish) to boil
  • Once the mixture is boiling, add the red snapper fish, bring it to boil again, season with salt, saugar and white peppercorn
  • Simmer and let the broth thicken for about 10-15 minutes
  • Served with daun kemangi (lemon basil leaves)

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Fish Head Asam Laksa Recipe: Malaysian Spicy and Sour Noodle Soup with Grouper Fish Head

Asam Laksa Fish Head Recipe Malaysian Spicy Noodle Soup

Malaysian Asam Laksa Recipe: Spicy Noodle Soup with Grouper Fish Head

Asam laksa  from Malaysia is a sour, fish-based noodle soup. While Indonesian Beef Rendang is the World’s  most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011, Malaysian  asam laksa is listed number 7  from 50 dish. Tamarind or asam (or asam jawa) which is commonly used to give the stock its sour flavor. Besides,  asam keping (also known as asam gelugur), dried slices of sour mangosteen, for added sourness. The modern Malay spelling is asam, though the spelling assam is still frequently used. This asam laksa tamarin-based broth soup  is similiar with Indonesia Pindang Tulang  from Palembang and Chinese  Hot and Sour Beef Soup  .

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Laksa is a spicy rice noodle soup from the Peranakan culinary, fusion of of Chinese and Malay (Melayu) descent found in Indonesia, Malaysia and also Singapore. Laksa derived from the Sanskrit lakshas (लकशस्) meaning “one hundred thousand” (lakh) and Hokkien Chinese word 辣沙 (Cantonese: [lɐ̀t.sáː]) as “dirty”  and “spicy sand” from the appearance and  the texture of the grounded dried prawns.

fish head asam laksa penang malaysia recipe

Fish Head Asam Laksa Recipe from Penang Malaysia

The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded fish, usually ikan kembung or mackerel fish,but you can use any kind and also any part of the fish that you like. I’m using a giant grouper fish head, i’m using half of it for making  Woku Belanga Kepala Ikan Kerapu khas ManadoThe laksa asam topping and condiment is quite many, diced cucumber, finely sliced red onion, chopped red bird eye chillies, diced pineapple, lettuce, mint leaves, Vietnamese mint or daun laksa/daun kesum and pink torch gingerblossom(bunga kantan/kecombrang/honje). Authentic version always use daun laksa, either it won’t be laksa for my licking. Asam laksa is normally served with either thick rice noodles or thin rice noodles (vermicelli), but i’m using a low calories egg noodle for this recipe.

laksa leaves daun kesum vietnamese corriander leaves

Laksa Leaves,Daun Kesum, Vietnamese Corriander Leaves, Cambodian Mint from Kem Chick Supermarket

fish head asam laksa recipe malaysia

Resepi  Laksa Asam Pedas Kepala Ikan (Grouper Fish Head Asam Laksa Recipe)

There are two basic types of laksa: curry laksa and asam laksa. Curry laksa is a coconut curry soup with noodles, while asam laksa is a sour fish soup with noodles. Beside fish laksa curry, i love Laksa Ketam or Rice Noodle in Rich & Spicy Crab Curry Soup. Thick rice noodles also known as laksa noodles are most commonly used, although thin rice vermicelli (bee hoon or mee hoon) are also common and some variants use other types.

resep laksa malaysia fish head spicy soupSup kepala ikan asam pedas dengan mie beras maybe the best fish head laksa in Bahasa Indonesia translation. This kind of spicy, hot and also sour with a little touch of natural savoury and sweetness from the broth basic ingredients is a common preparation in Asia. I love everything if it’s got that trio flavour within one dish. Since everybody need and love carbs either it pasta or even noodle, i guess you should mix-match the ingredients. Instead of tamarind paste, you could replace it with vinegar or even lemon juice. You can experiment with the broth basic-flavour with chicken, beef, squid, shrimp or crab, what ever you like then. Beside using noodle, i love asam laksa served with japanese udon too.

Asam Laksa Fish Head Recipe :

Ingredients:

  • 1 Garoupa/grouper  fish head (you can substitude with red snapper or any large fish head), cut into pieces
  • 1 pack rice noodle (i’m using low calories noodle), about 250 gr for 4 serving
  • 1 kaffir lime, juiced
  • 3 L water
  • 4 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Asam Laksa Spice Paste:

  • 12 shallots(bawang merah)
  • 6 cloves garlic(bawang putih)
  • 12 red chilli/ cayenne pepper(cabe merah)
  • 6 or more bird eye chili (cabe rawit)
  • 3 candlenuts (kemiri/buah keras)
  • 5 cm galagal (lengkuas)
  • 5 cm ginger (jahe)
  • 5 cm fresh turmeric (kunyit)
  • 4 stalks lemongrass, use only the soft white inner part (sereh/serai)
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste (terasi/belacan)
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp, soaked with warm water, toasted

Garnish:

  • Vietnamese mint leaves (daun laksa/daun kesum), roughly chopped
  • Mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • Red chilli pepper, finely chopped
  • 10 cherry tomato, halved
  • Torch ginger blossom (bunga kantan/ kecombrang/honje), thinly sliced

diced cucumber

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Calamansi lime, halved

Instruction:

  • Season the fish head with lime juice, salt and pepper, set aside

fish head for making laksa asam broth grouper

  • Heat up the oil in a sauce pan, saute the spice paste and the shrimp paste until throughtl cooked and fragrance
  • Pour the water and throw the tamarind paste, bring to boil
step by step asam laksa recipe how to make broth

step by step asam laksa recipe : boil the hot, sour and spicy broth

  • Add the fish head and bring it to boil again
how to make laksa asam penang fish head

step by step asam laksa recipe : boil the fish head and then simmer

  • Once it boil, discard any scum and foam that risen up above the broth
  • When the foam is not present, simmer the broth until the fish is completely cooked and the collagen is released for about 30- 45 minutes
  • Season the broth and adjust the taste
  • For serving, put the noodle in the bottom of the bowl, put the fish head above it and pour the broth.
  • Serve it with the garnish and condiments

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Resep Woku Ikan Belanga Khas Manado (Manadonese Spicy Fish Curry Soup)

resep woku ikan belanga goropa kerapu spicy fish soup

Resep Ikan Woku Belanga Khas Manado

Ikan woku belanga is a popular Menadonese dish from Minahasa descent people in Menado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ikan means fish in bahasa, while  woku belanga means caypot cooked. There are two types of woku, woku daun and woku belanga. Woku daun or leaf woku is similiar to pepes ikan or leaf wrapped spiced  fish, while woku belanga is claypot cooked spiced fish that usually contain more liquid.  Woku belanga is not only made with fish, but also chicken, or even beef. Common fish for woku belanga is grass carp, tilapia, red snapper, skipjack tuna, grouper or goropa in Minahasanese language. The best ikan woku belanga using grouper fish called Ikang goropa woku belanga. Even mine was cooked in a wok-pan, but the simmering process may be the same in the claypot if you put the lid to cover up the fish.

resep woku belanga ikan kerapu grouper spicy curry

Kepala Ikan Kerapu Woku Belanga Khas Manado

Ikan woku belanga can be with or without addition of coconut milk, but if don’t just adjust the amount of the candlenut within your spice paste to get the same creamy taste. Ikan woku belanga is similiar to gulai ikan, but it contain less coconut milk. The other diffrence beetween ikan woku belanga and gulai ikan is the addion of pandan leaves and also lemon basil leaves on woku. Ikan woku belanga is using lemon cui/jeruk limau or calamansi limes, kaffir lime leaves and daun kemangi (balakama)  while gulai using kafir lime juice and also the leaves.

resep woku ikan kerapu belanga

Resep Ikan Woku Belanga Khas Menado

Manadonese food is typically  hot and spicy, lots of spice and chilli added, along with fragrance leaves and spice like turmeric leaves, ginger, spring onion and pandang leaves. Pandan leaves is a potent fragrance leaves that commonly added to Menadonese cuisine like Garo bunga pepaya(Stir Fry Smoked Skipjack Tuna withPapaya Blossom)iga sapi bakar bumbu rica-rica (grilled ribs with hot chilli sauce). You can tide up or thinly slice the pandan leaves before using it. Remember to watch the amount of the pandan leaves because it can easily overpowering the dish. Other fragrance ingredient that usually used in Menadonese cuisines is kaffir lime leaves, daun kemangi (lemon basil)  and lemongrass, diffrent from Padangnese cuisines like rendang, kalio or gulai, the kaffir lime leaves and the lemongrass is not discarded because it’s thinly sliced. Thats why you use  only the soft  white part of the lemongrass  into almost Menadonese cuisines recipe.

kepala ikan kerapu grouper fish head recipe

Kepala Ikan Kerapu or grouper fish head from Food Hall Supermarket

For this woku belanga, i’m using a giant grouper fish head thats why i should called this as Woku Belanga Kepala Ikan Kerapu. The fish head it was weighted about 2.6 kg and I1was so damn lucky to buy this fresh and meaty fish head on Food Hall Supermarket. It was tagged about 1 USD for a kilo, this is insanely cheap and possibly five times cheaper than the traditional fresh market price tag. I’m using only half of it and make Malaysian fish head assam laksa with the remaining.

Resep Ikan Woku Belanga khas Manado:

  • 1 kg grouper fish head or whole grouper fish (Ikan kerapu, you can replace with red snapper/ ikan kakap merah, ikan mas/grass carp fish or ikan mujair/tilapia)
  • 2 tbsp calamansi lime juice (you can replace with lemon juice)
  • 1 kaffir lime leaves (daun jeruk purut), deveined
  • 1 cup lemon basil leaf (daun kemangi)
  • 4 lemongrass (sereh),  take the soft white part only, thinly slice
  • 7 cm pandan leaf (daun pandan), tide up
  • 1/2 turmeric leaf (daun kunyit), tide up
  • 1 cup coconut milk (santan)
  • 2 cups water (air)
  • 1 tomato (tomat), diced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil(minyak sayur)
  • salt  and pepper to taste
  • a pinch of sugar (gula)*optional

Resep Bumbu Ikan Woku Belanga Spice Paste Recipe:

  • 12 shallots (bawang merah)
  • 6 cloves garlic (bawang putih)
  • 6 cayenne pepper (cabe merah)
  • 6 or more bird eye chilli (cabe rawit)
  • 1 tsp HOMEMADE GARAM MASALA SPICE MIXTURE (bubuk kari)
  • 4 cm ginger (jahe)
  • 3 cm galagal (lengkuas)
  • 4 cm turmeric (kunyit)
  • 4 candlenuts (kemiri)

Instruction:

  • season the fish head with kalamansi limes juice, salt ang pepper, set aside
  • Heat up the 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan, saute the spice paste with a low heat until the spice is throughly cooked. Visual aspect is the key! the oil is slowly separated and formed in the edge when it throughly cooked.
  • Add lemongrass, pandan leaves, turmeric leaves, kaffir lime leaves,  asam gelugur, tomato . Stir another minutes.
  • Pour the coconut oil and water, bring to boil.
  • Reduce the heat and cook until the coconut milk is throughly cook and adjust the taste, keep stirring

resep ikan woku belanga manado

Masukkan ikan kerapu ke dalam kuah bumbu woku belanga yg telah matang (Put the fish into the woku broth right after the seasoning throughly cooked)

  • Add the grouper fish hesd and simmer unti the fish is cooked, keep gently pouring the woku broth over and over again to the fish head to make it properly cooked and the spice is properly penetrated to the fish flesh.
  • Turn off the heat and put the lemon basil leaves

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Resep Pepes Ikan Tempoyak (Banana Leaf Wrapped Spiced Fish with Fermented Durian Paste)

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Pepes ikan tempoyak is a popular dish in across southern Sumatra. Pepes is an indonesian spiced dish that usually wrapped  with banana leaf. It possibly consist of chicken, fish, shrimp, tempeh, egg, frog or even tofu.  Pepes called Pais in West Java, Brengkesan in Center Java, Pelasan in West Java (Banyuwangi), Brengkes in South Sumatra.  Palai in West Sumatra, and Payeh in Aceh. Pepes can be steamed, broiled, grilled, or even baked, sometimes people like to steaming it first until throughly cooked and then drained and infused some smokey aromas by following grilling or broilling. The banana leaf wrapper remain the food moisture inside while giving some nice leafy scent too. Today i’m making pepes using ikan tapah (Wallago attu), a rather rare freshwater giant predatory catfish with some tangy fermented durian called tempoyak.

resep ikan tapah pepes tempoyak palembang

Pepes Ikan Tempoyak khas Palembang

ikan tapah wallago attu fish

Ikan Tapah (Wallago Attu)

ikan tapah gigi wallago attu fish teeth

Gigi Ikan Tapah (Walago Attu Teeth)

Ikan tapah (Wallago attu) got many name around the world, it is known as Boal and Borali in Bengal. Sareng in Manipur,  Valah in Malayalam, Mali In Pakistan, Nim Yue in China (Cantonese). Ikan Tapah is common called for wallago fish in  Indonesia and Malaysia, it’s originnaly from athe name of a Malaysian town, Tapah, where wallago fish is easily catch. Other known name of wallago fish is  Boal Fish, Mully Catfish, and Freshwater Shark due to its ferocity. This catfish can reached 2.4 meters long and weighted more than 50 kilos. The mouth of ikan tapah is fullfilled with several colonnade of gillette sharp teeth. Contrary to the ugly and scally looking, ikan tapah got a very sweet,  white and succulent meat. The best part of ikan tapah is actually the head because it’s mostly consist of collagen tissue and carlilageous-like bone.

pepes ikan tempoyak palembang banana leaf wrap fish

Resep Pepes Ikan Tempoyak, Banana Leaf Wrap Spiced Fish with Fermented Durian Paste

tempoyak duren fermented durian paste

Tempoyak Durian (Fermented Durian)

Tempoyak is a salted and fermented durian. It usually made from over ripe durian that is unsuitable for direct consumption. You can  made tempoyak by yourself, simply add about 3 tbsp coarsed salt to  about 500 grams over ripe durian flesh, then put it in a sterilized glass jar and let it fermented in a dark and cold place for about 7 days until it got a nice tangy flavour. Some local descent people like to eat tempoyak either cooked or uncooked. Tempoyak  eaten with rice, and can also be used for making gulai (curry), usually fish curry like my Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Belido. Tempoyak is usually served as Sambal Tempoyak, it’s a Sumatran dish made from the mixture of tempoyak, shallots and chilli pepper. Once you using tempoyak to flavouring your dish, don’t forget to watch over the saltiness level, you probably didn’t need any salt addition due the salt content of the tempoyak.

Resep Pepes Ikan Tempoyak :

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg Ikan Tapah (You can substitude with tilapia, red snapper,mekong catfish, grass carp or any kind of fish), cut into single portion
  • banana leaf for wrapping the spiced fish, heated in direct flame to soften it
  • butcher twines for tide up the pepes ikan (i’m using the banana leaf fiber)
  • 100 gr Tempoyak (Fermented Durian Paste), you can replace with 100 gr fresh durian flesh and 2 tbsp lime juice
  • alumunium foil for wrapping the pepes ikan
  • 10 cherry tomato, halves
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt for taste
resep bumbu pepes tempoyak ikan palembang

Resep Bumbu Pepes Tempoyak khas Palembang

Bumbu pepes/ spice paste:

  • 50 gr red cayenne/chilli pepper (adjust the amount for your preference hotness)
  • 10 shallots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 5 cm turmeric
  • 4 lemongrass, use  the soft white part only
  • 3 cm ginger
  • 3 cm  galagal

Instruction:

  • Preheat oven on 175 C
  • Season the fish with salt and lime juice, le it marinate for about 30 minutes on fridge
  • Mix the spice paste with tempoyak, cherry tomato, salt and sugar. (i add some turmeric powder too)

resep tempoyak duren pepes ikan pedas

  • Drain the fish and  mix it with the spice paste mixture until the fish is well coated

resep ikan tapah pepes tempoyak

  • Wrap the pepes ikan mixture with banana leaf
  • Tide the banana leaf  pepes ikan parcell with the butcher twine (or the banana leaf fiber)

resep pepes ikan tempoyak palembang

  • Wrap it with alumunium foil and bake it for about 45 minutes

resep ikan tapah pepes bumbu pedas

  • Keep it warm in the oven
  • Grill or broil it for about 5 minutes, open the peppes ikan banana parcel and served it immediately

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Deep Fried Marble Goby Soon Hock with Vietnamese Chilli and Lemongrass Sauce Recipe

deep fried fish chilli sauce lemongrass vietmanese spicy sauce

Deep Fried Marble Goby Soon Hock with Vietnamese Chilli and Lemongrass Sauce

Spicy chilli and lemongrass sauce or Tuong Ot Xa is popular condiment in Vietnamese cuisine. Even the name is chilli and lemongrass, this kickin sauce consist a lot of ingredients. Basic vietnamese style consist chilli, lemongrass, garlic, and shallots. Beside, rice vinegar, fish sauce, palm sugar and sometimes dried prawn added to enhanced the flavour. For making a pleasant chilli and lemongrass sauce texture, i use only the soft white inner part of the lemongrass. Tuong Ot Xa can be served as a condiment for noodle, grilled protein, or even steamed fish. I like to make a couple jar of this chilli and lemongrass sauce and using it for quicky chicken stir fry, mushrooms stir fry or nasi goreng (fried rice).

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Vietnamese Lemongrass & Chilli Sauce served with Deep Fried Soon Hock Marble Goby Fish and Pickled Shredded Cucumber & Carrot

Marble Goby Fish or Oxyeleotris marmorata, the marbled sleeper, marbled gudgeon, or Soon Hock in Cantonese. Betutu, ketutu, betutu, bakut, bakutut, belosoh , boso, boboso, bodobodo, ikan bodoh, gabus bodoh, ikan sioto, ketutuk, ikan malas, ikan hantu or ghost fish in Indonesian lives in the Mekong and Chao Praya basins, rivers and other water bodies in Malaysia, Singapore, Indochina, Philippines and Indonesia. Marble goby fish is famous among indonesia chinese descent for it’s pricey succulent meat. This largest freshwater goby can reach 10 kg in suitable inviroment. Though it’s had some scarry looks, it so delicacy hand the high ratio of albumin protein can help u healing your wound. Steaming it’s the best way to preserve the natural flavour of this fish, yet it’s so simple, healty and delicacy. But since my sister not really like steamed fish, she asked me to deep fried it. Make sure you set the fire at the highest and put the fish right after the oil reach smoking hot. This technique make the fish skin is crispy and the flessh is still moist and succulent.

deep fried soon hock fish spicy chilli sauce vietnamese marble goby

Deep Fried Fish with Spicy Vietnamese Style Chilli and Lemongrass Sauce

This species is an economically important fish in Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. It is highly popular among the Chinese community due to its fine texture, tasty white flesh and is believed to have healing properties. It is said, best eaten after surgeries or childbirths. In Malaysia, commercialization of this type of fish is not widely established. Demands are largely dependent on wild populations thus fetching high prices in the market. Marble goby derived from the marble stone colored skin. This fish is ultimately pricey because it’s white and succulent meat and rarely farm raised because the fish neglect a commercial pellet. Marble goby like live catch for their prey and it’s become a cost production problems.

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Vietnamese Spicy Chili and Lemongrass Sauce with Deep Fried Fish (Sun Hock or Marble Goby)

ikan betutu hidup live marble goby sun hock fish

Live Marble Goby Fish, Ikan Betutu or Ikan Ketutu

marble goby soon hock ikan  betutu malas

Angry looks of Marble Goby Fish, Soon Hock, Sun Hok, Ikan Betutu or Ikan Malas

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Expensive Marble Goby Fish Rp.320.000 (32 USD ) per Kg

Deep Fried Marble Goby or Soon Hock Fish Recipe:

  • 1 Medium size marble goby or soon hock fish, scaled, gutted, buterflied
  • 1/2 kafir lime juice
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Deep Fried Marble Goby or Soon Hock Fish :

  • Season the fish with salt, pepper, kaffir lime juice and turmeric powder
  • Let it marinated for about 30 minutes in the fridge
  • Drain the fish well
  • Heat up enought oil for deep frying in a deep fryer until smoking hot
  • Put the fish into the deep fryer and deep fried it for about 7-8 minutes until the skin is nice golden brown
  • Drain the fish from the oil

Vietnamese Chilli and Lemongrass Sauce Recipe :

  • 1/2 cup red cayenne chili peppers
  • 1/2 cup red bird eyes chili peppers
  • 6 lemongrass stalks, use the soft white part only
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 6 shallots
  • 1 tbsp dried prawn*optional
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp or more vegetable oil
  • Salt, pepper and palm sugar for taste
  • 1 cup Water

How to make Spicy Vietnamese Chilli and Lemongrass Sauce:

  • Soak the dried dried prawn, drain and process it until formed fine paste, set aside
  • Process the all the chilli, lemongrass, garlic, and shallots until formed a fine paste, set aside
  • Heat up the oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan until fragrant
  • add the chilli paste and saute another 3 minutes
  • Add the vinegar, fish sauce and season with salt, pepper and palm sugar
  • Add the water and bring it to boil, simmer it until the liquid evaporates and the sauce thicken.

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Braised Shark Fin & Fish Maw Soup in Superior Stock Recipe

braised shark fin soup chinese shark fin fish maw fish stomach

Braised Shark Fin & Fish Maw Soup in Superior Stock

Shark fin is one of the most luxurious ancient chinese culture delicacy, even the shark fins itself had a bland taste. Properly cooked whole shark fin had a nice texture, a combination of slippery, crunchy and smooth. Shark fin cooked in double boiler; the shark fin and another soup ingredients placed in a porcelaine jar and thighly closed to seal the moisture, alumunium foil will help for this purpose. T presciouse parcell then either steamed or boiled for several hours. The indirect heat make sure the gelatin and another protein slowly releares and intens the nice umami flavour. Living in indonesia is kinda hillarious, Contrary to the fact that Indonesia is one of the biggest exporting country of shark fin, finding a fine quality of dried whole prepared shark fin is not that easy. In Jakarta, you can purchase it in Glodok, pecinan or china town of Jakarta. I purchased this little piece of shark fin for about 20 USD for 3 pieces of medium size whole processed shark fin.

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Braised Whole Shark Fin and Fish Maw Soup in Superior Stock

In shark fin soup, the fins themselves are virtually tasteless, it can absorb the flavour from the surrounding. Thats why usually shark fin cooked with superior stock containing, chicken, pork, ham, dried scallop and mushrooms to intense the flavour. The taste comes from the soup. snappy, gelatinous texture”. Most westerners’ reaction to eating shark fin for the first time is that it has almost no taste. However, texture is prized as much as taste in Asian cuisine. I choose trusted and ‘green’ shark trader, they use all parts of the shark, not just finning it and discard the entire carcass to the sea. The shark skin and the liver sold to a cosmetic manufactors for it’s collagen and essential oil extraction. The flesh used  for making siew may, fish balls and another fish paste product. Good quality shark fin did’t smells peroxide or other chemical, but it’s still normally fishy. The color is usually pale yellowish, never choose the purely white color because it’s blanched with high consentration of hidrogen peroxide.

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Angsio Sup Hisit (Sirip Ikan Hiu) dengan Hipio (Perut Ikan)

Angsio Hisit (Sirip Hiu) dan Hipio ikan Malong is the indonesian name for this recipe. Slightly different from making shark fin soup, braised shark fin is usually thicken right after double boiled for few hours. Beside, i usually use premium soy sauce, oyster sauce and mushrooms sauce too to the broth for double boiling. Before cooked  the dried processed shark fin, i used to soak it overnight in a fridge. I dis the same manner for the fish maw. I use the malong (Gnathophis mystrom) fish maw/stomach, this pricey fish maw did’t require deep frying prior to cooking.

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Double Boiled Braised Shark Fin and Fish Maw 

Braised Whole Shark Fin with Fish Maw Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 2 medium size whole processed shark fin, soaked overnight in the fridge, drained
  • 1 malong fish maw, soaked overnight in the fridge, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, bruished
  • 3 dried hioko/ chinese mushroom, soaked, drained, thinly slice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp premium oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp premium mushrooms sauce
  • 1 tsp premium soy sauce
  • 2 cm ginger,  bruised
  • 1 stalk spring onion
  • 1 tsp corn starch, dissolved with 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp ang ciu/rice cooking wine
  • 1,5 L Superior Stock

How to Cook Braised Dried Abalone in Superior Stock :

  • Heat up the 1 tbsp sesame oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan, let it browned a little bit
  • Put the sliced mushrooms, spring onion and ginger, saute about 2 minutes
  • Pour the superior stock,  Add the soy sauce, mushrooms sauce, oyster sauce , cooking wine, soaked shark fin and fish maw, bring it to boil
  • Pour all ingredient is a porcelaine jar and seal it with the cover
  • Put the covered porcelaine jar in a steamer, steam it for about 2-3 hours untill the fish maw is tender (or you can put the covered jar in partiallly boiling water)
  • Carefully strain the solid ingredient, discard the mushrooms, garlic and ginger
  • In a clean heavy bottom sauce pan, boil the liquid until reduced into quarter
  • Add the shark fin and fish maw
  • Nearly done, thicken the gravy with dissolved corn starch
  • Served it immediately

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