Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tuhau Salted Fish

Inspired by mom's tuhau salted fish (sent all the way from home), I decided to do something with the live tuhau that she also sent me together with the ready-made ones. Allow me to trigger a bit of your salivary glance today as I share with you how I made my simple to-die-for meal (at least for Hobbit and I)...

The day that I cooked tuhau salted fish, I was scrapping through my fridge for something that could give me a sweet, sour and salty flavor all in one! Since Jovita got me some ready-made salted fish, then my left over groceries provided me with green pepper chillies, ginger, garlic and shallots, and the mother of all ingredients -- tuhau, I started cooking disregarding my search and check city payday advance loans.

I sprinkled oil to my pot (yeah...I like frying with pots instead of pans because I hate burns all over my hands), toss in the garlic and shallots, waited till the the fragrance was up and toss in the pepper chillies, ginger and tuhau. Stir fried for a minute, then flinged in ikan masins aka salted fish.
Covered the pot for 30 seconds and uncovered it to stir while I sprinkled sugar and a teaspoon of tamarind paste. When everything was according to my taste bud and I was happy with the flavor, I switched the fire off and served.

I happened to have left over curry brinjal which I cooked the previous day. So I served that as well! Hobbit's tummy was a happy one that night. :)

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