Yesterday, I had to cook for starving 9 people. My family have a small dinner. It was my father birthday.
I had decided to come out with most delicious fish curry dish. Actually, I decided to cook fish curry head. As this is my father favourite dish. However, I was unable to find any fresh fish head. Therefore, I bought one medium size red snapper. The red snapper cost me about RM22.50. It’s very meaty and the most important it is fresh.
After gather all my ingredients, with the help of my sister, I had cook few dishes for the night. But, Fish Head Curry is among the proudest dish. My family members gave me compliment over the fish curry and my husband so happy as well.
Before, cooking this dish , I had surf for the recipe but unable to get the fish head curry that I wanted. Therefore, I’m very lucky able to execute this dish on my first time try out.
Today, my sister request for the recipes as her colleagues would love to try it. Since, I am very kind person and willing to share, this is my recipe. Hope you will enjoy it!
1 x red snapper (ikan merah)
1 stalk curry leaves
2 stalk lemon grass
2 half ripe tomatoes (cut quartered)
200g lady fingers
5 x red chillies
1 cup x tamarind juice (air asam jawa)
4 cup x coconut milk ( santan jgn pekat atau cair sgt)
4 tbsp x curry powder ( Babas)
2 tbsp x chili powder
7 x garlic
5 x shallot
1/2 tbsp shrimp paste ( Belacan)
Step 1 ( Item A)
1) Red snapper seasoned with salt and fried half cook.
Step 2 ( Item B)
1) Mixed curry powder, chilli powder and tamarind Juice
Step 3 ( Item C)
1)Grind shallot, garlic and shrimp paste
1) Heat oil in pan.
2) Add ingredients C ,curry leaves and lemon grass.
3) Fried until fragrant.
4) Add item B, fried until fragrant and oil rises to the top.
5)Add 1 cup water.
6) Add coconut milk.
7) Add tomatoes,lady finger and red chillies.
8 ) Simmer until gravy comes to a low boil.
9) Add in salt and sugar to taste. ( boleh letak 2 kiub ikan bilis)
10) Add item A.
11) Simmer comes to boil.
12) Ready to serve