Fancy Otak-Otak??

February 15, 2009

We have not been missing 'Malaysian' cuisine much since we came to Perth... We will always try to modify and substitute some of the ingredients in that particular recipe with what we could find here......

The above is our version of 'Otak-Otak' originally from the 'Nonya cookbook'. The only thing missing is the daun kadok.... well... 'beggars can't be choosers' here...
  • 500g Basa Fillets
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 dried chillies or add another 5 fresh chillies if you wish to have some 'ummph'
  • 1 inch fresh or frozen galangal
  • 1 inch fresh or frozen tumeric and add about 1 teaspoon of tumeric powder for the colour
  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoon of belacan granules
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
Blend the Basa until smooth, put it aside in the mixing bowl. blend all the spices from onion to belacan (running down the list above) until smooth too. Mix all in the mixing bowl, together with the 2 eggs, salt and pepper and the rice flour and coconut milk. Mix well. Lastly wrap about 2 tablesppon of the mixture in the banana leaf.... Steam for 10 minutes...Serve with rice