Sunday, September 5, 2010

Assam Kembung

what you will need:

ikan kembung
1 spoon Chilli paste or dried chilli (soaked in hot water, drained and blended into paste)
Asam keping
1 no of shallots
2 no of garlic
cili padi or birdeye chili
1 stalk of lemongrass/ serai
ladyfingers cut into two
500ml of water

what you need to do:

1. Pound or blend the shallots, garlic and birdeye chili
2. Then in a pot, pour in the water, and add in the chilli paste along with the pounded shallots. Let it until boiling.
3. Next, add in the lemonngrass and asam keping.
4. Finally, add in the fish and season well.

BEWARE! You might smell this dish from a far while cooking it.
Side effects from smelling might be drooling. lol.

Hope you'll like it.

*This is a lighter soup compared to assam pedas.
For assam pedas you need a lot more of the chilli paste and less water.

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