Monday, October 29, 2007

Cobek Ikan Nila-Grilled Tilapia with Hot&Spicy coconut milk sauce

I´d like to collect and try my friends´recipes that I´ve already tasted it, of course recipes from my mother too. My dear friend, mbak Dewi Kuraesin, brought this grilled Tilapia when we had an Indonesian gathering. It´s so spicy and delicious. Today, I tried her recipe by my own. Mbak Dewi Kuraesin, thanks for sharing the recipe.

1 kg Tilapia fish
1 tablespoon tamarind juice
165 ml coconut milk
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Spices to grind:
4 - 5 red chillies
6 shallots, grilled
6 clove garlics, grilled
6 candlenuts, fried
1-2 cm kencur/kaemferia galanga, grilled
1 cm ginger, grilled
1 tablespoon palm sugar
salt, as desired

directions: Grill or bake the fish in the oven in a preheated moderate oven 180°C for about 30 minutes. Smear the fish with margarine both upper sides when it´s half cooked. Meanwhile prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a sauce pan then saute grinded spices until fragrant. Stir in coconut milk, tamarind juice and salt to taste. Bring the sauce to the boil then simmer over the lowest possible heat until thicken. When the fish is cooked, place it in a serving dish. Pour in the sauce over the fish. At this point you can stop the cooking or bake it again for 10 minutes. It will deepen in flavour if you do. Serve with rice.


Fitta Arsista said...

mau..mau..***sambil bawa sepiring nasi panas***...
mbak ikan Tilapia kayak apa ya...

Mbak Retno biar gak retak....atasnya harus kering/matang bangettt..trus maizena itu(kata Tie dl)membuat kuenya jadi lebih kokoh

elyani said...

Wah serasa di rumah makan Sunda...hihihi! Waktu saya makan di Bumbu Desa di Bandung, saya ada pesan cobek gurame. Penampakan-nya ya persis kaya foto tilapia-nya mbak Retno. Ikan-nya aja yang lain. Uenak banget...apalagi kerasa terasinya...:)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, that definitely looks spicy and delicious!

Resto Mariena said...

wahh mantap tenan bumbu nasi anget wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Andaliman said...

aku doyannnnnnnnnnnnn

Ikan Nila kalo di Indo namanya

rita bellnad said...

tilapia enak sekali, cuman jarang-jarang keliatan di aus. aku copy ya mbak resepnya... enak banget nih resepnya...semoga lg musim tilapia, wish me luck ^_^

Retno Prihadana said...

Fitta: Seperti ikan Nila gitu lho Fit, pake ikan mujaer juga enak. Thanks ya Fit.
elyani: iya nih enak banget, cuman ini nggak pake terasi.
little corner of mine: Yes, it is!
resto mariena: Iya nih pengennya tambah nasi aja.
andaliman: Tosss, sama dunk. Thanks pepy.
rita bellnad: Iya rit, enak..cobain deh, anakku juga doyan..sambil kepedesan tea^_^

Everything4sweets said...

I have to try this, yumm, looks so delicious.

Dwiana P said...

Anything spicy Retno, I love it!

daphne said...

The flavors look rich and spicy. Nice!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Wow! That's a beautiful, spicy tilapia and I'll need a large glass of milk to go with that! LOL!

Retno Prihadana said...

everything4sweets: Yes, it´s so spicy. Let me know if you´ve already tried it^_^
Dwiana: Iya nih Dwi, makanan yg pedes2 memang favoritku.
daphne: Thanks
east meets west kitchen: He..he, my children did it too:)