Sunday, April 21, 2013

Solok Lada - Kelantan Dish 8

I have always felt that without Solok Lada as one of the accompaniment for Nasi kerabu, the meal is incomplete. I've often found whenever I have bought Nasi Kerabu, the seller would not make Solok Lada because not many people like to eat it, and if they do, they don't make much and it sells out very quickly. This time when I made Nasi kerabu , I made sure I included Solok Lada and I was surprised at just how easy it was to prepare.

Adapted from: FZMenu

10 – 12 large green / red chilies
180 gm Spanish mackerel / ikan tenggiri, meat only, cut into large cubes (I used Indian Mackerel / kembung)
150 gm grated fresh coconut
6 shallots, peeled
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
190 ml coconut milk, squeezed from 3/4 grated coconut with sufficient water added + a pinch of salt

1. Slit chilies lengthways with a sharp knife for stuffing. Carefully remove seeds and membranes. Soak in water for 15 minutes.
2. Into a blender (processor), put fish cubes, grated coconut and shallots. Blend until fine, and then stir in sugar and salt. Mix well.
3. Stuff each chili with 1 tbsp of fish mixture. Into a pot, put stuffed chilies, slit side up. Then, carefully pour in coconut milk mixed with a pinch of salt.
4. Cover pot and simmer gently for 15 minutes or until cooked and almost dry. 5. Serve with either rice or Nasi kerabu.

I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest, Kelantan Month hosted by My Kitchen Snippets.


Azie Kitchen said...

There is special type of light green chillies that are meant for solok lada. Only can be found in Kelantan.

Gee® said...

wow! sedapnyaaaa....

PH said...

Gertrude, I have never tried Solok Lada before. It must be quite tasty as it has fish and santan.

ann low said...

Gert, I've never tried or even heard of this name Solok Lada before. I learned something new today, thanks!

Shereen said...

I love solok lada too:))

suituapui said...

Not too sure if I'd like this. Even the fish ball stuffed yong tau fu, I am not really a fan.

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ICook4Fun said...

Azie, kat sini memang ada chili macam tu but they were huge. I think I will need a lot of filling for it. So I used this type of chili instead.

Gee, memang sedap makan dengan nasi kerabu.

Phong Hong, it is great with nasi kerabu.

Ann, you are welcome.

Shereen, :)

Arthur, then you might not like this.