Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This food is originally from Pati and its surrounding area (Kudus, Jepara, Semarang) in Central Java, Indonesia. Normally, smoked Stingray fish is used, but I was not able to find this specific fish here in Montreal. So I used smoked deboned Milk fish to replace it. I copied the recipe from Ayin's page and made a little modification (thank Yin..).
- 1 smoked deboned Milk fish, cut into 5
- 1 block medium firm tofu, cut into triangle shapes, fry until half-cooked
- 1 block tempeh, cut into triangle shapes, fry until golden brown
- 3 bilimbi, cut into small pieces
- 3 Indonesian bay leaves
- 4cm of galangal, crack it with pestle
- 3 lime leaves
- 10 chili paddy or bird's eye chili
- 4 cloves of small red onion
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 4 candle nuts
- 1 tsp of shrimp paste
- 1 tsp of ground turmeric
- 1/2 can of coconut milk
- oil for frying and saute
- 1L of water
In a chopper, chop chili, onion, garlic, candle nuts and shrimp paste until smooth. Saute it with a little bit of oil in a pan for 2minutes. Then transfer it into boiling water in a pot. Add bay leaves, lime leaves, galangal and ground turmeric. Continue to cook until boiling again. Add fried tofu, tempeh, and bilimbi. Add coconut milk and adjust the taste with salt and sugar. Stir it while cooking. At last add the smoked fish and continue to cook for another 3minutes.
Serve warm with steam rice.