Sawu Island, Grilled Fish In Coconut Sauce

Written by on June 15, 2012 in Nusatenggara Culinary with 0 Comments

Sawu Island, Grilled Fish In Coconut Sauce




  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Pounds Fish Fillet — sea bass, snapper
  • 3 Large Shallot — sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic — sliced
  • 3 Teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/3 Inch Ginger Root
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 1/2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Inch Galangal — finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Grass
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamarind Paste — dissolved in
  • 1/4 Cup Water

Directions Dissolve salt in water. Make 3 slashes in fish and soak in salted water for 15 minutes. Drain. In food processor, blend shallots, garlic, red pepper, turmeric, ginger, and coriander to form a paste. Mix this with coconut milk, brown sugar, galangal, lemon grass and tamarind liquid. In a saucepan, bring the mixture to a boil and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes or until about half of the liquid is evaporated. Dip fish in coconut sauce and grill under a broiler for 10 minutes on each side, basting generously. Serve with rice.

Serves 6

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