Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sambal Tumis Ikan, Crispy Skin Rainbow Trout With Fried Sambal - "Malaysian Monday 35"



As a proud Malaysian, I always have a big jar of sambal tumis on standby. It comes in handy whenever I am craving for a simple Malaysian dish. This delicious dish took me less than 20 minutes to prepare, a good enough reason to made a batch of sambal tumis? A little tamarind paste is added to give the sauce some tartness, a squeeze of lime would do the trick too. If you are tired of your usual side dishes for nasi lemak, this will make a refreshing substitute. 



serves 3 to 4 as part of a Malaysian meal
you'll need;
2 to 3 pieces of rainbow trout or salmon fillet
a dozen of tender okra
1 onion, cut into rings
1 red chili, sliced
3/4 cup of sambal tumis
3 tbs of instant tamarind paste



Cut onion into rings. For the sambal tumis recipe, click HERE.



Pan fry trout fillets skin side down for 2 minutes then turn and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes according to how you like your fish done.



Saute onion and half the chili slices for a minute or two before adding the sambal tumis. Continue to cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.



Add tamarind paste and cook for a further minute, add a little water if the sauce is a little too thick. Check for seasonings.



Blanch okras for a minute and drain well.



Put all components on a platter, scatter the rest of the chili slices over and serve immediately as part of a Malaysian meal. As you can see I also made some sayur lodeh  (Malaysian vegetable curry) to go with our meal.



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10 comments:

  1. Hi my dear Tummy:)how are you?semoga sihat-sihat selalu.Hari ni makcik pun makan sambal ikan jugak tapi ikan pari bakar.Ikan yang Tummy masak ni pastinya sangat mahal di Msia:(

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  2. After this dish I am so hungry :)

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  3. Nothing like a taste of home. It's extra special when you can make it in less than 20 minutes...and oh-so-good!

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  4. This looks amazing, I would have mixed everything together without thinking too much about the look lol

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  5. your sambal dishes is calling my name!! look so appetizing!! haha!

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  6. Looking very delicious!

    Btw Suresh, did u get my email re : MM? Sent you last week i think.

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  7. Ooo yummy! That looks really good! I want some please! You need to have a party in your place!

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  8. I love your recipes... every time I take a boo I am flabbergasted!

    for that reason I gave you an award on mine.

    http://kitschinthekitchen.blogspot.com/

    Cheers, Megan

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  9. This looks absolutely delicious!! The sambal... wow.. what else can I ask for?

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