Steamed Spicy Fish in Banana Leaves (Pepes Ikan) Recipe

Steamed Spicy Fish in Banana Leaves (Pepes Ikan) Recipes

Ingredients :

500g ikan kembung (horse mackerel) or ikan selar (scad)

1 tbsp salt

4 tbsp oil

3/4 cup thick santan (coconut milk) from 1/2 coconut

some banana leaves, softened

Spices, ground :

10 red chilies

10 shallots

5 pipe garlic

1 cm lengkuas (galangal)

1 cm kunyit (saffron)

10 buah keras (candlenuts)

1.5 cm cube toasted belacan (shrimp paste)

1 daun limau purut (kaffir lime leaves)

Method :

Clean and season the fish with salt and leave for 10 minutes. Steam fish till cooked (about 10 minutes). Leave to cool before removing the bones. Heat oil, add ground spices and sauté till fragrant. Add thick santan, salt to taste and bring to boil. Dish up. Mix the fish meat with spices carefully, taking care not to break up the meat too much. Wrap with banana leaves and steam for about 15 minutes. Serve hot or cold with rice.

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