Monday, February 18, 2008

Seafood Asam Pedas/Seafood in Tamarind Juice

I was at Nonya's blog and saw her delicious Asam Pedas dish and I just had to cook some for myself. Here is her recipe with some minor changes to suit my taste.

Ingredients :-

Fish fillets or any seafood like squid or shrimps
2 tbsp tamarind paste (add more if you like it sour)
some tomatoes - cut into wedges
1 onion - cut into wedges
2 green chillies - sliced
some okra
3 cups water (more if you like extra gravy)
salt and sugar to taste

Spices to be grounded :-

15 dried chillies
1 stalk lemon grass
about 3 cm of fresh tumeric or 1 tbsp of tumeric powder
10 shallots
2 cloves garlic
20g belachan (shrimp paste ) - optional

Method :-

1. Mix the tamarind paste and water and strain.
2. Heat up some oil and stir fry the ground spices until fragrant. Add in tamarind juice and bring to boil.
3. Add in sugar and salt to taste
4. Add the tomatoes, okra, onion, green chillies and seafood and boil until cooked.
5. Dish out and serve hot.


bigfish_chin said...

Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fatt Chay!

Your Nyonya Recipes really suit my mouth!!! I love Asam Pedas!

Anonymous said...

can I just move next door to your house? lol.As usual, your food make me drools.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Look so sedap! I'm bad at making any sort of assam curry, so I used ready made paste. :P

Cat Cat said...

oit oit yatie_t, Gert's next door Cath dah booking babe... You tertinggal bas... Hehehe..

Gert, pasal asam pedas, we all boleh sampai gaduh-gaduh... HAHAHA!

Ummi said...

I suka asam pedas ikan pari..lepas tu dimakan pulak dengan kobis masaklemak..ooooooo sedap...kalau letak daun kesum dan bunga kantan pun sodap..

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, sedapnya your asam pedas. That squid tu cantik jer dia punya slices.

Kiersten said...

Gert, my mouth waters the moment I saw this picture!

Beachlover said...

Gert your assam pedas look really good,so read and spicy.I everyday eat curry and sambal still drooling at your posting!!hahaha!!

Big Boys Oven said...

Looks so deicious, juicy, tasty, hot, spicy and totally yummy! I will try them soon!

Anonymous said...

since Cat Cat dah booking your next door (your left and right's door).... So tamak, she has to book both doors.... hahaha, Can I book across the street from you?
Cath... :P

ICook4Fun said...

BigFish, Gong Xi Fatt Chai to you too.

Yatie, next door is not on sale but a few door away, boleh tak?

LCOM, sometime I am lazy too and used the ready made paste :) :)

Cat, sabar sabar :) you dah booked next door so yatie have to tinggal a few doors away :) :)

Ummi, apa tu ikan pari? I tak ada daun kesum and bunga kantan kalau tidak lagi sedap :)

Zue, cantik kan the squid. Next time you pergi Asian store check out for it.

Pinky, easy for you. Just go to the Mak Chik stall and buy a packet of it :)

Beachlover, I am sure the curry back home taste so much better. Authentic one :) :)

BBO, do try them :)

Yatie, left and right taken but there is one a few doors away and across the street. Nak tak ??

Anonymous said...


I take whatever I can get as long as I boleh tinggal close to your house and Cath aka Kak Ram. We can have food fest all the time. Woohoo...

ICook4Fun said...

ha ha..nanti I pergi book satu rumah untuk you yea :) :)

Dwiana P said...

love this seafood so muchhhh! really it just make me drolling.