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Monday, June 23, 2008

Ikan Alsagoff

Fried Fish with Spicy Soya Sauce

Alsagoff. Named this after my birthplace. Can still remember my late grandma whipping out this dish on a lazy afternoon. We would sit on the ambin (verandah) and eat lunch, dipping the crispy fish into the spicy soya sauce ,while fellow villagers pass by n say hello. In the cool breeze, the swaying of the coconut trees..I mean the leaves...ahh..those were the days,...the good afternoon of yesteryears...


Your favourite fish - I chose Selar Hijau or Island Mackerel or any thick-bodied fish.
Clean, make slashes on body and marinate in water,salt and tumeric powder solution.
Fry to a golden brown.

The Sauce

1 cup soya sauce (kicap manis)
6 red chillies
1 lime - remove seeds only
1 tbsp sugar

Put the above in a blender and blitz. Transfer to a small bowl and squeeze the juice of another lime in. Include the skin into the mixture as well. Pour over the fried fish or you may also serve the dip separately. Make sure to eat with your hands so that u can lick your fingers...mmmm..

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