Thursday, January 18, 2007

Asam Fish

'Asam Fish' is usually cooked with lady fingers, brinjal, tomatoes, chilies, tamarind juice and lots of spices but here in US it is difficult to find all the fresh ingredients for the asam paste. It is lucky for us now as we are able to buy all these ready made paste online from I used the ChanHong Rempah Asam Kari and I like the tangy and spicy taste of the gravy. Do give it try and you won't be disappointed.

The Paste

1/2 onions, 10 Okra and two handful of cherry tomatoes or two large tomatoes

Fish or any kind of seafood

Asam Fish

1) Heat up pan and a tablespoon of oil, add in onions and stir fry for 1 min.
2) Add in the Asam paste and cook for 2 min.
3) Add in water and bring to boil. Then add in the veggies and lastly the fish or seafood.
4) Cook for 10 minutes and season with sugar and salt to taste.
5) Serve with warm rice.


Anonymous said...

That looks SO delicious, Gert! I just made a note to add the paste to my next order from myTOA. What type of fish did you use? I don't like tomatoes cooked and will probably use eggplants instead. Keep the recipes coming .... THANK YOU! Did Carlos try this dish??

ICook4Fun said...

Hi Rita,

I am not sure what fish is that. I bought it because it looks familiar ;) Yeah, you can use eggplant of this dish. Nope, only Diana and I ate the dish ;)