Look what i found at the fishmonger's! as soon as i saw them i shouted "een kilo!!" happy! happy!
I didnt even look at the name of the fish in dutch, nor the price. was so happy to get them all wrapped up in a bag and was all set to go home to fry them! one can get this dish at almost all the shops and stalls that sells nasi campur for lunch. Nasi campur means mixed rice. its like a rice buffet. rice, being the staple food of malaysians, we even eat them during lunch and breakfast! (imagine how your eyes would be after eating rice and then head back to the office) the stalls will carry at least 10 different side dishes for you to choose, eaten with rice. i'd say on most days, most stalls will have this dish.
IKAN SAMBAL (Fish with Chillies)
I'm gonna write about the sambal, i'm sure you guys know how to fry them fishes.
I used a handful, or a handful and a half of fresh chillies, red and green. deseeded, and then roughly chopped. put them in a blender and blend.
Onions! loads of them. i used 3 big ones. diced.
Heat oil in wok, add onions, fry until they are really fragrant. add in your blended chillies. stir them up well and wait till the smell gets to you, about 5 mins or so or maybe till you had a couple of sneezes. add sugar, probably about 1tbsp, more if your chillies are super hot. salt, half tbsp and half of maggi chicken stock.
Happy! happy food!!