Simple Asam Curry Fish

Weeks after weeks, I'm trying my best to post something local. Eventually, it was great to show others what I'm making in my little kitchen everyday. Local food that we enjoyed so much. I'll have to say Malaysians can hardly live without chillies. Even my boy who doesn't love chilies earlier can challenge me & his dad over hot & spicy food these days. Though, it still depends on certain food. The right amount of spiciness will certainly turn the flavour upside down. And here's my mild but heavy simple asam curry fish.

Ingredients :
2 big eye scad/kembong fish (scomber)
1 carrot, cubed
3 tomatoes, cubed
3 green chillies, halves
3 tbsp coconut milk
salt to taste
4 cups water

Ingredients for Blended Paste :
4 scallots
4 garlic
1 inch fresh ginger
6 bird eyes chillies
1 stalk lemongrass, thinly sliced
1 tbsp asam jawa paste/tamarind paste
15gm shrimp paste(belachan)
1 tbsp curry powder

Method :
(1) preheat wok/frying pan with 1/2 cup cooking oil.
(2) stir in blended paste and simmer untill fragrant about 10 mins.
(3) now, add in carrot & water, and boil for 5 mins.
(4) then, place in the fish, chilies & tomatoes, cover by lid and let it cook for 10 mins over medium heat.
(5) gradually, check the fish if it is ready. Remove the fish once it's ready.
(6) let the curry stock cook for a little while longer over medium heat untill the gravy is thicken.
(7) turn to low heat, add in coconut milk & salt, let to simmer for 2 more minutes. Then off the heat and pour the gravy over the fish. Serve hot.

Can you imagine if I try this on my pizza or spaghetti???? (*_*) Totally insane!
I'm sending this to 3 Hungry Tummies @ Muhibbah Malaysian Monday event.


  1. It always throws me when I see the date on your posts! lol! It's not even noon here on the 6th in the Chicago area. Your dish really sounds great to me and looks delicious. I can imagine all that heat and goodness with those chiles! There is an award for you on my blog today.

  2. I think thats a great idea. I live so far away from Malaysia, and I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to visit, so seeing what you eat is really cool for me. Great dish.
    *kisses* HH

  3. I can smell that from here! YUM!

  4. I was just yearning for some assam fish the other day! Thanks for sharing this..totally delicious!

  5. oh my oh my! i will be going to thai town and hopefully finding all those pastes and making it this weekend! looks so delish!

    v. inspired by your macarons too! you rock kristy!

  6. I can't live without chilis either! Loving this fish. Wishing I was at your house for dinner.

  7. I love spicy food. Your fish sounds wonderful!

  8. I love dishes like this. Sweet, salty and tangy. Can have this with rice everyday.

  9. Argh! Every time I visit you Kristy, I get super hungry.I miss assam fish, but I'm waiting for okra season. No okra, no syiok. Good to hear your boy enjoys the chillies now, I'm still waiting for my little ones to develop the spicy immunity :)

    Oh, and your macarons are so perfect!

  10. ooh, yum, looks so inviting :)

  11. WOW! I've seen many blogger friends cooking curry lately. Always makes me hungry by looking at this delicious curry.

  12. I love Assam curry fish too. Kind of miss home a lot when I see your dish.

  13. Yes, with pasta, and I look forward to your curry pizza!!!

  14. 这个我好爱,捞汁吃饭最棒了:P

  15. today our post botha also involve asam. Yours asam fish and mine asam prawn. But your looks much nicer LOL....

  16. Very appetizing this assam pedas... now swallowing something.. hahahaa..

  17. Pam : Thank you so much for thinking of me and passing the award to me. I am honoured to be apart of it. You're always so sweet.

    HH : Thanks! Don't worry, probably Mr P will give you a big surprise someday.

    Elra : Kak Dewi, miss home already?

    Emily : I'm sure you can! haha...

    Jen : Thanks so much & glad you like it too.

    Mile paradis : Thanks so much and all the best to you!

    Belinda : Please whip off your saliva first! hahaha....

    Andrea : Thanks so much.

    Gert : I have thick tongue and I l ove to eat something that is really flavourful.

    Shaz : Thanks so much for everything. So, you're waiting for the home plant okra? Are you serious.

    Divya : Thank you!

    Anncoo : The weather is so hot. Really don't have appetite to eat. But with this, I think my family can wallop all the rice up. :o)

    Zoe : Then remember to have lots of asam curry when you visit home next time.

    Angie : HAHAHA....

    Blue wale : Salivating already???

    Kathy : ya, how nice is that!

    Sonia : No problem!

    Thank you everyone for visiting and spending your time here with me. Hope you're all having a fabulous day.

    Blessings, Kristy

  18. Yum yum, I love any type of curry!

  19. I too findcurries very irresistible especially the sourish type like this delicious looking fish of yours.

  20. those bird's eye chilis are really hot--in a good way!
    I can't quite imagine your curry on on pizza---spaghetti maybe. the recipe would be great with most fish, and shrimp. thanks Kristy.

  21. Can I have a bowl of white rice to go with this dish? appetizing...

  22. un plat savoureux plein de saveurs l'ajout du curry c'est vraiment bon
    bonne soirée

  23. I love curries and I would love to try one of your local dishes. Good that your son is liking chilies more. My husband still can't handle it too spicy. I think M can eat spicier food than he can. I have to sneak it in more and more...little by little..hehe! I don't think I can rival you and your husband though.

  24. Wow, this fish dish sounds delicious with all the ingredients in it...will be great to have over rice.
    Hope you are having a great week Kristy :-)

  25. I love chilis (and I need rice too). Spicy food is definitely a necessity

    The fish curry looks very good...I like that you added the fresh veggies too.

  26. This fish curry looks very deliciousČ

  27. OMG, I'm salivating now! The sourness of the assam is right in my mouth now. Hahaha! Very nice!

  28. Yum. This reminds me we haven't had a curry dish lately. I'll be sure to try this soon Kristy.

  29. assam fish pizza? not sure but if you make it, I will eat it

  30. Oh my gosh Kristy, my mouth is watering as I'm looking at your Assam fish head...imagining the tangy Assam taste in my mouth! Yum! Nmh... On pizza or spaghetti? I can't wait to see you try it out!

  31. runs over waving an empty plate...want want want!

  32. yum yum! assam, curry all i like best!!


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