Friday, June 18, 2010
Pindang Milkfish (Pindang Bandeng)
Ingredients & spices :
3 lbs. Milk fish (or 2 whole)
3 sliced Shallots
3 slices Garlic cloves
2 tsp. (10g) Tamarind (soaked in 1/4 cup hot water)
2 cups (500g) Water
1 bruised Lemon grass
2 tbsp. (30g) Oil
salt to taste
1/4 cup (62ml) Sweet soy sauce
1 Salam leaf
3 Holland red peppers (cut into 1/4" rings)
3 tiny red chilies
1/2 inch Galangal
How to prepare :
Cut each fish into 2 crosswise.
Rub each piece with salt and some tamarind juice and let them marinate for 15 minutes.
Heat in a wide saucepot, add oil. Saute shallots and garlic until shallots are softened.
Add tiny red chilies, Holland red peppers, lemon grass, salam leaf, and galangal.
Stir for a minute then add water, sweet soy sauce, tamarind juice, and milk fish pieces.
Simmer until fish pieces are cooked and tender.