Friday, July 8, 2011

High Pressure Cooked Milkfish (Bandeng Presto)

High Pressure Cooked Milkfish (Bandeng Presto)

3 fresh milkfishes (1 kg), remove gills and stomach part
1 tablespoon tapai yeast (read below), grounded
2 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoon tamarind water
10 bay leaves
10 cm galangal (see: opor ayam), sliced and pounded
2 1/2 litre water

Spices (Ground) :
14 cloves red onion
7 cloves garlic
4 cm ginger
4 cm turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
150 g big red chili peppers, boiled
10 small green chili peppers, boiled
8 cloves red onion, boiled
4 cloves garlic, boiled
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon terasi (shrimp paste), fried

Banana leaves for wrapping
Egg’s white or flavoured flour

Slice the stomach part of the fishes. Clean them up using water and let them dry.
Smear the fishes with tapai yeast, salt, and tamarind water. Leave them for about 1 hour.
Smear the fishes with grounded spices evenly.
Put bay leaves and slices of galangal on top of the fishes.
Wrap with banana leaves so that the fishes are easy to lift from the pressure cooker.

Pour 1 litre water into the pressure cooker. Put a sieve on top of the cooker
Arrange the wrapped fishes ontop of the sieve.
Cook until the cooker hissed, 30-50 minutes depending on the type of pressure cooker you use.
Let the cooker cool with open lid.
Pour water again and cook until the water is no more.
Take out the fishes and let them dry.

chili sauce :
Heat vegetable oil.
Sautee grounded spices until the sauce smells good.
Put into plate and let it cool.

Serving :
Smear the fishes with egg’s white or flavoured flour.
Fry until golden brown.

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