Braised Fish with Tamarind Gravy ~ Fish Assam
Preparation Time- 15 -20 mins
Cooking Time- 20 mins
Serving- 6-8 servings
1: Fish ( golden Pompano, grouper.. or your own preference…)
1: okra. 10-12 ( cut into wedges )
2: tomato. 3 ( cut into wedges)
3: lemongrass 2 stalks ( 1 cut into shreds, 1 pound)
Spices: ( pound)
1: galangal. 10 small pieces ( peeled)
2: turmeric. 3 small pieces. ( peeled)
3: shallot. 4-5 ( peeled and sliced)
4: garlic. 5-6 cloves
5: red chili. 3-4 shredded
6: balacan or shrimps paste. 2 tbsp
7: lemongrass. 1 stalk
8: Tamarind paste. 2-3 tbsp
1: Fish clean, pat dry, season with a dash of garlic salt for 3-5 mins
2: Tamarind paste soak with 3 cups of water and strain to form assam juice
3: cut and shred all side ingredients, and pound all spices
4: dust fish with corn flour all over…
5: hot pan with 2-3 tbsp of oil, pan fry fish both sides 1-2 mins till golden yellow, dish up and set aside.
6: hot pan with oil, sauté pound spices until fragrant…
7: add balacan ( shrimp paste) and stir well, add assam juice,bring to boil…
Add a bit of water as desire, sugar to taste.
8: add all veggies, fish,cover and cook 3 mins with medium high heat.
9: turn off heat, rest 1 min..
10: Taste, done and dish up, serve hot.
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