Friday, March 19, 2010
Spicy Fried Salmon From The Tummies' Kitchen
Oh it is Friday night again and all I wanted to do was to stay in and cook something simple for myself. Opps! I forgot to shop for food but luckily the are some salmon off cuts that I saved from another meal. Since I have been blogging about Malaysian food for the past week, I decided I should come up with something simple that would go well with with the rest of the Malaysian dishes. I made a simple paste to marinate the fish briefly then using the same paste to make a "sauce". I am very pleased wih the result, quick and simple meal can be delicious too!
serves 2 as part of a Malaysian meal
400 of salmon fillet or fish of your choice
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 tbs of turmeric powder
1/2 tbs of cumin powder
1/2 tbs of coriander powder
1 lemongrass (white part only) minced
salt and white pepper to taste
1/4 of a cup of water
2 tbs sugar
To prepare the paste, pound everything (except the water and sugar) to a rough paste.
Marinate the fish pieces with the spice paste for 20 minutes. Scrap off the paste before frying, reserve the spice paste.
Pan fry salmon pieces.
In the same pan, fry the reserved spice paste with a little oil for a minute. Add in water and sugar and simmer til the oil separates.
Spoon the sauce over the fish pieces and garnish with spring onions, red and green chillies and coriander leaves and a good squeeze of lime juice. Sambal kecap is great with this dish.
Not bad for something that took me less than 15 minutes to prepare!