Assam Pedas Ikan Pari (Assam Stingray)

Assam Pedas, or literally “sour spicy,” is a classic Malaysian dish. Ask any home cooks in Singapore or Malaysia irrespective of their race – Malay, Chinese, or Indian–and you are bound to get various renditions of Assam Pedas. Every family has their own interpretation for this favorite dish and there are endless adaptations;

The special ingredients that create the special “assam pedas” taste and aroma are tamarind peel, ginger torch flower and Vietnamese coriander aka laksa leaves. A good balance of sourness, saltiness, sweetness and spiciness contributes to a good ‘assam pedas’ dish.

ASSAM PEDAS IKAN PARI

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Rempah:

  • 25 pcs Dried chillies
  • 2 stalks Lemongrass
  • 2 pcs Candlenuts
  • 4 pcs Shallots
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 3 cm Galangal
  • 10 g Shrimp paste (belachan)
  • 3 cm Turmeric (fresh)
  • 1 stalk Ginger torch flower
  • 4 tbsp Cooking oil

Into the pot:

  • 2 tbsp tamarind pulp (soaked in some hot water)
  • 3 pcs Tamarind peel
  • 3 pcs Aubergine
  • 4 pcs Ladies' fingers
  • 1 pc Tomato (cut into wedges)
  • 1 tsp Raw sugar (adjust taste accordingly)
  • 1 tsp Salt (adjust taste accordingly)
  • 4 pcs Lime leaves
  • 350 g Fish slices (stingray or mackerel)
  • 500 ml Water

Instructions

  1. Add rempah to a deep saucepan heated with some cooking oil.  Fry till fragrant and then add water.

  2. Once water is simmering, add all the ingredients, let it simmer for 5 mins before adding the fish.

  3. Once fish is added, let it simmer for a good 12-15 mins until fish is cooked.  Add the laksa leaves in the last 5 mins.

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