Spicy Fish Cakes In Banana Leaf (Otak-Otak)

Cooking Recipe



Spicy Fish Cakes In Banana Leaf (Otak-Otak) Cooking Recipes

Ingredients :

300 g

300 g

3

2

3 cups

1 tbsp

1 tsp

4

4

10 tbsp

1 tsp

40

 

To Pound Together :

5 cm

2 tbsp

5

10

5

3

2

8

3 cm

white fish flesh

fresh prawns, shelled and deveined

shallots, chopped finely

eggs, beaten lightly

thick coconut milk, extracted from 1 coconut

sugar

salt

turmeric leaves, shredded

lime leaves, shredded

water

salt

pieces banana leaves (17 cm x 9 cm)

 

 

piece turmeric

chili powder

red chilies, deseeded

slices galangal

candlenuts

stalks lemon grass, sliced

cloves garlic

shallots

piece shrimp paste

Method :
  1. Fillet the fish and cut finely.

  2. Mince together with prawns until fine.

  3. Add in salt and water and mix well.

  4. Put in the chopped shallots, pounded ingredients and eggs and mix well.

  5. Add the coconut milk, sugar, salt, turmeric and lime leaves.

  6. Mix well.

  7. Spread the mixture on the banana leaves and wrap well.

  8. Secure ends with tooth picks.

  9. Grill over a slow charcoal fire for about 15 minutes.

  10. Turn occasionally to cook thoroughly on all sides.

  11. Serve either as an accompaniment to rice or by itself as a snack.

Serves 6 - 8

Note :

It is believed that the rhythm of the pounding of the pestle and mortar can tell whether the person is an experienced cook or not. This was the measure used by match makers in the old days.


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