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.
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
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
2 cloves garlic
20g belachan (shrimp paste ) - optional
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.