a friend of mine suggested that a few of our friends get the same book so that maybe one fine day, we could all get together, choose a particular recipe and then try it out. well, yesterday i just flipped open a page and tried one of the recipes and true to what is claimed on the front cover of the book, 'gerenti jadi'. which brings me to another issue. i've been asked by friends to share recipes before. i was shocked that one day a friend asked me for a recipe and also said at the same time that "it's okay if i don't want to share". hmmm...this really was something new for me. because i love to share recipes and see what others make out of them. i was also shocked to learn that some recipes 'dont work' or is 'not reliable'. question is, why put out recipes but at the same time 'hide' a few ingredients? or why even put it out, at all? well, knowledge isn't knowledge until you share it with others. that's what i believe.
okay, back to the book and the first recipe that i tried. yesterday, i made Ikan Tiga Rasa. i must say that the taste is really good. (perasankah? takpelah...sendiri masuk bakul, sendiri angkatlah...) and i can even say that it's similar to that i've tasted at the many tomyum shops around town. so, nak resipi? betul ke? okay, i share.
fish - the books says use either pomfret or asian seabass (siakap) but i used kerisi (itu je yang ada kat dalam fridge mak temah)
1tbs of corn flour (to coat the fish with) - i opted
3 shallots, peeled and sliced thinly
1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced thinly
2" of ginger, thinly sliced
some oil to fry the fish
(b) for the sauce. in a bowl mix these together:
3 tbs of tomato sauce
3 tbs of chilli sauce
3 tbs of oyster sauce
3 tbs of water
1 tsp of sugar
some spring onions
2 red chillis - i opted
2 green chillis - i opted
2 tomatoes - cut into four
1. coat the fish with cornflour and fry till golden brown.
2. once done, place the fish on a serving dish.
3. leave about 2 tbs of the oil used to fry the fish in the wok and use that to saute the sliced ingredients until fragrant.
4. add in item (b) and let it simmer and stir once in a while.
5.once done, pour the sauce onto the fish and garnish sesuka hati.
luck luck guys!
book cover taken from: here
recipe from the book: 1 Hari 1 Resipi, 365 Resipi istimewa Chef Hanieliza