Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pan-fried Mackerel with Sambal

3 pcs cut Mackerel / Ikan Tenggiri
some fresh baby lettuce or any veg of your own desire.

1 tbsp tamarind juice
sprinkle a little salt

3 whole shallot
2 whole garlic
2 bird eye chili, cut into pcs.
4 chili padi
1 tbsp belachan
salt & sugar to taste

* clean mackerel and marinade for 1 hour. put aside.
* Heat wok, add 2 tbsp cooking oil, let the oil heat and add in all sambal ingredients except for salt & sugar, stir till slightly cooked and dish up, transfer to a blender / chopper or you can do the traditional pounding even taste better!.
* Blend all cooked sambal ingredients into a high speed until finely mixed and become thick a texture, add in salt & sugar to taste. put aside and it is ready to served.
* Heat a non-stick pan, pour 2 tbsp of cooking oil into the pan. when oil is hot, put in mackerel to brown on one side till 80% cooked and turn the other side to cook through. when its all cooked, dish up and served with baby lettuce at the side. served hot with sambal & rice.

Happy Cooking!

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