Ikan Kecap (spicy fish)

1 Asian shallot, chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1cm ginger, chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp galangal powder
1 tsp nutmeg, crushed
1 tsp tamarind, soaked in water
1 tbls kecap manis
1 tsp palm sugar
250g fish steak, cut into bitesize

Heat 1 tbls oil and saute shallot, chilli, garlic
and ginger until golden. Add ground spices – stir.
Add fish and cook 2 minutes on each side.
Add tamarind, kecap manis, sugar and 1 tbls water
– cover and simmer 5 minutes.

Inspired by nasi ikan at Warung Makan Saung Kering, Bandaneira


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