Sunday, July 25, 2010
Fried Silver Pomfret with Tomato and Lime Sweet Sauce (Ikan Bawal Saus Asam Manis)
500 grams Silver Pomfret
5 shallots, sliced finely
1 tomato, quartered
2 red chilies, sliced thinly diagonally
5 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup water
2 cups cooking oil (for deep-frying fish and 1/4 cup cooking oil for soy sauce base)
Heat cooking oil in a wok or deep fry pan till slightly smokey over high heat. Fry pomfret for 10 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and set aside
Heat the rest of the cooking oil in the same wok over medium heat for a minute. Add shallot, tomato and chili. Quickly stir for 30 seconds. Add soy sauce, sugar, lime juice and water, keep on stirring. Simmer and cover for 3 minutes.
Return fish to the soy based sauce. Mix well till fish covered evenly with sauce. Cook for another minute.
Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.