Monday, November 29, 2004

Steam Siakap with Lemon

Siakap stim Posted by Hello

Siakap, Senohong,
Gelama, Ikan Duri,
Bercakap bohong,
Lama-lama mencuri.

I remember this pantun (rhyme), as my mom always used it as one of her medium to educate me. This is an old Malay’s rhyme; using the 4 different names of fish which is Siakap, Senohong, Gelama & Ikan Duri makes this rhyme so beautiful. Okey, today I just wanna share a recipe one of the fish from this pantun; Steam Siakap with Lemon.

A medium-size ikan siakap which you can get for only RM5 at pasar malam in Penang.
3 tbsps oyster sauce
2 tbsps chili sauce
2 tbsps tomato sauce
4cm ginger, sliced thinly
3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1 onion, sliced
1/2 capsicum, sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
sugar & salt to taste

1. Baste sugar & salt to the whole fish.
2. Put the fish in the plate, atau pun pelengat. Add the sliced ingredients (ginger, garlic, onion, capsicum)
3. Pour the oyster, chili & tomato sauces. Boil water.
4. Steam around 20 mins.
5. Sprinkled the lemon juice.

If you want a local (traditional) taste for the steam fish, use lime juice instead of lemon juice and add serai, daun limau purut, ketumbar & lengkuas.


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