Turmeric Braised Fish Recipe

Turmeric Braised Fish Recipe


5 mackerel fillets

1/2 salt

5 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp groundnut oil

2 large onions (chopped)

3 tsp chili paste

1 tsp galangal

3 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp basil (finely chopped)

1 blade lemon grass



Rinse the fish and dry with kitchen paper. Cut each piece into 6 or 7 pieces. Mix the salt with 2 tbsp lemon juice and stir until salt dissolves. Coat the slices of fish with the mixture and leave to stand for 30 minutes. Heat up oil in pan and stir fry the onions until golden and fragrant. Add the chili paste, galangal, turmeric, 3 tbsp lemon juice and basil. Stir well and leave to cool. Then pound it in a mortar or food processor until it forms a smooth paste. Put the paste in a sauce pan and pour in 1.5 cups of boiling water. Slowly bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Add the blade of lemon grass and salt to taste and put the slices of fish in the liquid. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes. Dish out and serve with the gravy.

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