pepes ikan (spicy fish)

pepes ikan ingr pepes ikann

Serves 1

  • 100 g fish (tuna, mahi mahi, barracuda, marlin…)
  • 1 banana leaf
  • 50 g rice
  • oil
  • salt
  • 6-8 shallots (or half onion)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginseng
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric
  • 1 pear tomatoes
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk

Pepes ikan is an Indonesian fish recipe with coconut milk sauce, cooked on the grill wrapped in banana leaf.

1 blanquear hoja 1 dejar escurrir

Scald the banana leaf and drain it.

arroz blanco 

Cook the plain rice and save it for later.

5 laminar ajo y perejil 6 dorar ajo y perejil

Slice 3 shallots (or quarter onion) and 2 cloves of garlic, and brown them in a pan with a little oil on medium-high heat. Save it for later.

7 masa de raices 8 masa de raices

Prepare a ground mixture of ginseng, ginger, turmeric, 1 clove of garlic and 1 shallot (or small piece of onion).

9 trocear verduras 10 añadir miel, coco y masa 11 mezclar

Chop the remaining shallots, tomato, chilli and lemongrass. Add a little honey, a pinch of salt and pepper, the mix (of ginseng, ginger…), and the coconut milk.

12 pescado laminado 13 añadir ajo y perejil 14 mezclar

Slice the fish and sprinkled it with some drops of lime.

15 sobre la hoja 16 enrollar17 poner palillos

Place the mix on two sheets of banana leaf. Wrap it to shape a rectangular package, and close it with toothpicks.

18 parrilla 18 sarten 19 dar la vuelta

Cook it on the grill or on the pan, 5 minutes on each side.

20 colocar sobre hojas 21 abrir pepes ikannn

Unwrap it and serve it hot with plain rice.

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