Friday, June 6, 2008

Deep-Fried Fish in Soy Sauce (Ikan Masak Kicap)

That first picture look 'alien-like' dont you think so? Hehe. That could only mean 2 things. 1, that it is really an alien or 2, that I suck big time at taking picture. Ok, ok. I admit. I suck big time at taking picture. No need to rub it in. :P

Before I lay out the recipe, let me apologise for not posting anything in a week. We have been busy with apartment hunting and on top of that, I am suffering from tooth ache. I went to the dentist yesterday and got a temporary crown for 1 of my molar and am now waiting for the permanent one to be ready in 3 weeks time. Another big hole in the pocket. I am just thankful that I didn't need a root canal. Phew!

1 fish filet
Oil for deep frying

2 garlic, thinly sliced
half onion, sliced
1 red chili, sliced
1 tablespoon think soy sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
3 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
1/4 cup water
salt, pepper and sugar to taste
2 tablespoon vege oil

1. Coat the fish with salt & turmeric and deep fry until golden brown. Keep aside.

2. In a medium shallow pan, heat the oil and saute the garlic. 20-30 sec.

3. Slowly add water and all other ingredients. Keep stirring until the mix thickens. Add more water if you dont like your sauce too thick or less water if you like it thick. About 3-4 min.

4. You can either pour the sauce onto the fish or add the fish to the sauce.

Enjoy with a bowl/plate of warm white rice.


Dianne said...

Nyaman ikan masak kicap ya ehehhe

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

just had ikan tenggiri masak kicap for lunch. poor me, no cut red chillies la coz' need to share the dish with areya LOL.....

Jun :) said...

sedap ni farina...alien like? wahahhaa..a yummy alien...x kesah la..

Yatie_T said...

this is one of my favorites dish. Yummy. hehehe... I don't think your first pix is alien like at all. :)

Retno Prihadana said...

Sedaaap. I often make this too. Sometimes, I just grill ikan tenggiri or spanish mackerel and eat with sweet soya sauce, chillies, sliced red onion. Tambah nasi terusss :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Farina,
Looks yummy.I remember my mom's version of cooking ikan tenggiri is in tow cheow(black bean sauce).Have to give this a try.


Salt & Turmeric said...

Dayang, kalau goreng tu, apa2 pun nyaman. lol.

Anis, u can always have cut chilis w soy sauce on the side. ;)

Jun, itulahnya. it may look alien but its yummy as hell! lol. masuk bakul lah tu. lol.

Yatie, this is 1 of the basic cooking tht my mom taught me. the other 2 are masak merah and soup.

Retno, ur right. Id perah/squeze some limau into the sambal kicap. aduh, tak cukup 2 pinggan nasi!

Lee, thank u. u kno wht? i dunno how to make anything w tow cheow. once in a while id eat them at my sis-in-law's hse in kajang.

tigerfish said...

Yum yum, also my fav fish!

Anonymous said...

i does kinda look like an alien... ^ ^;