Kerisik and Fish (Fish mixture)
- 150g fish fillet
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/2 tbsp brown sugar syrup, 1/2 tbsp brown sugar and dissolve with 3/4 tsp hot water (you can use palm sugar too)
- 1 bowl cooked/steam white rice (Try not to use fresh cook rice because it will be too soggy)
- 1 big red onion, finely sliced (I used brown onion because that's all I have at home, red onion will give more fragrant to the fried rice)
- 2 french shallot, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 red chilli, chopped or to your liking
- 2 cups finely sliced long bean or french bean or snack bean
- 1/2 cup finely sliced lemon grass (optional)
- 2 tbsp finely sliced spring onion, only the white parts
- 1 stalk coriander, leaves only
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce (optional)
- 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce or to your taste (It would be better if you have 1 tbsp shrimp paste/belacan)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp oil
- Kerisik & Fish: (1) Rub fish with turmeric powder and salt. Grill on medium heat until cook. You can deep fry or pan fry the fish if you like. I just pop it into the grill so that I could prepare other ingredients while waiting for it to cook. Once the fish is cook and cold enough to handle, break it into smaller pieces and set aside (2) Now, in a pan, fry desiccated coconut without oil at low heat. Halfway through frying add in fish pieces and continue to fry till the coconut turn brownish. Add in brown sugar syrup, combine well and remove from heat. Set aside.
- Kerabu Fried Rice: Heat 2 1/2 tbsp of cooking oil, at medium high heat, saute garlic, onion, shallots and chili until fragrant. Add in long bean, lemon grass and spring onion. Stir, then, add in salt, pepper and fish sauce. Once the vegetables is slightly soften/cook, push them to the side. Add in remaining oil and pour in beaten egg. Scramble a little before before you add in cooked white rice. Mix well. Add soy sauce and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Stir fry till all ingredients and seasoning mix well and fragrant. Add in coriander leaves and mix well just before you remove the fried rice form heat.
- Serve hot. You can serve fish mixture as side or mix into the fried rice. You can also put your favorite chili paste or sambal.
|Desiccatted coconut and grilled fish pieces|
Updated 02/10/2010: I found bottled Coriander, Kaffir leaves, Lemon Grass and Basil at Laguna in Glenferrie. So, if you don't feel like buying fresh ingredient and sliced it you can buy the bottled ones. The picture below is for your perusal.