23 October 2011

Soy Sauce Cod Fish – Indonesian Style - BeMyOwnChef Recipes

This Indonesian recipe calls for fillets fishes with chunky meat such as Cod, Mackerel, Tuna or Snapper.

1lb cod fish fillets
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp peanut or any other cooking oil
½ tsp shrimp paste
2 tbsp water
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
½ inch long piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 chili, seed removed and chopped
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp brown sugar
3 to 4 tbsp soy sauce
4 large lettuce leaves

Wash cod fish under cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Cut fillets in into 2x3 inch per piece.
Mix flour and salt in a shallow bowl, then roll fish fillets, one-by-one in the flour and set aside. Heat 2 tbsp of peanut oil in a skillet and fry fish for 3 to 4 minutes each side, then place on a plate and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together shrimp paste and 2 tbsp water and set aside. Wash and dry skillet before heating the remaining 1 tbsp peanut oil. Add onion, garlic, ginger, chili and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add shrimp paste to the mixture and cook for 2 minutes, then add lemon juice, brown sugar and soy sauce to taste. Stir to combine mixture for 1 minute and off heat.

Arrange lettuce leaves on serving plate and place cod fish on top. Pour the ready sauce over the fish and serve.

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