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 Garo Bunga Pepaya & Ikan Cakalang Fufu Khas Manado, Manadonese Papaya Blossom with Shredded Smoked Skipjack Tuna

resep tumis bunga pepaya ikan cakalang fufu asap

Garo Bunga Pepaya dan Ikan Cakalang Fufu khas Manado

Garo Bunga Pepaya is a traditional vegetable dish from Manadonese or  Minahasa descent people in North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Garo Bunga Pepaya derived from the word garo which means mixed or stirred and bunga for flower or blosssom, while pepaya is Indonesian word for papaya or papaw. Literrary, garo bunga pepaya means stir fry papaya blossom or flower. Papaya blossom is actually a unmatured buds of male papaya flower. Bunga pepaya had a bitter taste, that’s why this ethnic tropical edible flower requires a proper treatment prior too cooking. Several known  methods are boiling the papaya blossom with salted water and/or kapur sirih or calcium hydroxide,  besides, you can simply add  daun jambu or guava leaves while you boiling it. This methods can be used to treat the papaya leaves for making  tumis bunga dan daun pepaya,but this treatments is not necessary if you want to cook the young papaya fruit.

resep garo bunga pepaya tumis pedas menado cakalang fufu

Resep Tumis Bunga Pepaya dan Ikan Cakalang Fufu

Originally, garo or tumis bunga pepaya from Manado is typically hot and spicy dish with a pleasant bitter after taste. Generous ammount use of bird eye chilli is a common preparation for masakan Manado or Manadonese dish. Different from my stir fry papaya blossom and  leaves, garo bunga pepaya did’t use the any papaya leaves but daun melinjo or gnetum gnemon plant leaves to reduce the bitter taste of the dish. Garo bunga pepaya is usually accompanion with cakalang fufu or smoked skipjack tuna. The shredded smoked skipjack tuna give a savoury flavour and smokey aromas to the dish.  Since i can’t access any cakalang fufu nearby my place, then i purchased the fresh skipjack tuna and try to smoking fish without smokers. Even this is not the autentic cakakalang fufu, but i think it’s stilll had a nice smokey flavor.

resep garo bunga pepaya tumis cakalang fufu menado pedas

Stir Fry Papaya Blossom/Flower with Shredded Smoked Fish

Garo bunga pepaya is contains pandan leaves. Pandan leaves is a potent fragrance leaves thats very common add to Manadonese cuisine like iga sapi bakar bumbu rica-rica or grilled ribs with hot chilli sauce. 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 Manadonese 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 Manadonese cuisines recipe.

resep sayur bunga pepaya tumis menado pedas garo

Resep Tumis Garo Bunga Pepaya Khas Manado:

Ingredients :

  • 250 gr papaya flower/blossom (bunga pepaya)
  • 50 gr daun melinjo, you can replace ot with endives or cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 100 gr ikan cakalang fufu, you can replace with smoked ell, anchovies, salmon or other smoked fish, sheddered
  • 4 cloves garlic (bawang putih), thinly sliced
  • 6 shalots (bawang merah), thinly sliced
  • 12 or more bird eye chillies (cabe rawit hijau dan merah) , crosswisely sliced
  • 1/2 cup lemon basil leaves (daun kemangi), finely chopped
  • 3 cm pandan leaves (daun pandan), thinly sliced
  • 1 cm ginger (jahe), finely chopped
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves (daun jeruk purut), deveined and thinly sliced
  • 2 lemongrass (sereh), peeled and use the soft while part only, crosswisely sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instruction:

  1. Heat up oil in a wok pan, saute garlic and shallot until slightly browned
  2. Add the pandan leaves, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and chilli, saute aother 2 minutes
  3. Add the smoked fish,  papaya blossom and saute another 3 minutes
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of water, bring to boil and season with salt and pepper evenly
  5. Nearly done, add the daun kemangi or lemon basil, turn off the heat and serve immediately

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