Monday, April 11, 2011

Cob fish balado / Balado tongkol

Cob fish balado means cob fish dipped in spicy red sauce. Generously spiced "balado" dishes contain crushed green or red chili peppers. This one is my version of balado (not the original one from West Sumatra). It's quite easy and simple, and worth every penny.

Being a working mom is as rewarding as it is challenging. I always want to do anything to the limit on the week end. This related to cooking, traveling, house cleaning, photographing and playing with my son. As for cooking, I look for recipes that match our well pampered taste buds. Twice in a week, it's really not a problem at all.

(Homemade) Balado tongkol / Cob fish balado

Cob fish balado / Balado tongkol

Ingredients :

- 1 cob fish, cut into serving pieces. Wash and marinate it with salt and lemon juice, set aside.
- 20 red chilies
- 4 shallots
- 3 cloves garlic
- salt and sugar to taste
- vegetable oil
- 100 ml water

How to :

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Fry the fish until golden brown, remove from the pan and set a side.
Pulse chilies, shallots and garlic in a mortar or blender several times to chop finely, but do not turn into a paste. (chili sauce)
3. Use the same skillet for frying the fish. Remove some oil from it and remain about 3 tablespoon oil. Add chili sauce and stir fry until fragrant.
4. Add the fried fish. Stir well.
5. Add water, stir evenly. Cook until dry and the fish covered up by the spices.
6. Remove from the heat and serve.

(Homemade) Balado tongkol  / Cob fish balado

Bahasa Indonesia

Bahan :

- 1 ekor ikan tongkol, bersihkan. Cuci dan siram dengan perasan air jeruk nipis dan sedikit garam. Sisihkan
- 20 cabe merah keriting
- 4 siung bawang merah
- 3 siung bawang putih
- garam
- gula pasir
- 100 ml air

Cara :

1. Panaskan minyak goreng di wajan. Goreng ikan tongkol sampai berwarna agak kecoklatan, angkat dan sisihkan.
2. Haluskan cabe, bawang merah dan bawang putih.
3. Panaskan 3 sdm minyak goreng bekas menggoreng ikan, masukkan bumbu halus. Tumis hingga harum.
4. Masukan ikan tongkol yang sudah digoreng. Aduk rata
5. Tambahkan air. Masak sampai air habis dan bumbu rata di permukaan ikan.
6. Angkat dan hidangkan.


P.S : The first photo in this post has been criticized by Dario Milano on Food Photography Critique-2.

1 comment:

  1. yumm yummm..... tampaknya enak! ngiler lihat balado secara udah sebulan ga makan yang pedas2...


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