Curry Fish

by Lay-Ean Eng on April 14, 2016

in My Favourite Malaysian Dishes under 1 Hour

Curry Fish

GULAI TUMIS IKAN
(Curry Fish)

This is a very popular dish in Penang. The taste of this curry is a mixture of sweet, sour and spicy flavours and it goes really well with rice. For this recipe, I found the Nonya Assam readymade paste from the local Asian Grocer.  Once you have the readymade paste, it is really easy to make.

As for the fish, ideally I would love to use stingray (ikan pari). We can get it in Australia, which I will try soon. However for this exercise, I am going to use a white fish cutlet – and I found Mackerel to be just as good, and it is easy to get hold of.

Check out the recipe below and share your experience with us on the Facebook page.

Ingredients

5 Tbsp cooking oil
1 Mackerel cutlet (or any white fish)
1 packet of Nonya Assam Paste (you can get this paste from any chinese grocer)
600ml  water
6-8 okra (lady’s finger) – If you like okra, add more.
2 tomatoes  – cut into wedges

PREPARATION

  1. Steam okra for 2 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
  2. Wash the fish, pat dry with kitchen towel.
  3. Rub salt and corn flour on the fish.
  4. Heat 2 Tbsp oil, pan fry the fish for 1 minute on each side – set aside.
  5. In a separate pan, heat the remaining oil. Once the oil is hot, add the curry paste and stir for 1 minute. (Be careful as the paste will splash.)
  6. Add fish cutlets into the paste, stir for 30 seconds, then add water and stir gently.
  7. Add in tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat until fish is cooked.
  8. Switch off heat, and add okra.
  9. Serve hot with rice.
Number of people: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

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