Friday, June 18, 2010

Pindang Milkfish (Pindang Bandeng)

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.

Serve hot.

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