Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spicy Stuffed Hardtail Scad Fish 酿硬尾鱼

Firstly I would like to apology to FB friend Ms Lily  who has been waiting patiently for  this recipe. 

This is the dish mom used to prepare for us.  An appetizing dish that all siblings will crave for more.

Remove the hard skin to serve


2 hardtail scad fish - Wash and clean  without  cutting the stomach, slit both sides of fish horizontally.

Ingredients A -  To be pounded

8-10  Dry chillies - cut and seeded soak till soft
2 red chilies 
Chili padi (optional)
some shallots/garlic
1 small pc of turmeric
2 stalk of lemon grass
1 small pc of belancan

1tsp of assam jawa paste
salt n sugar to taste


  1. Heat about some oil in wok.  Saute the pounded ingredients till aromatic.
  2. Add in assam jawa paste, sugar and salt to taste.
  3. Dish out and let it cool for a while
  4. Spoon the  fried chilli paste into the slits and stomach of fish as filling.  
  5. Heat wok with enough oil to fry the fish over medium heat till both sides are cooked.
  6. Squeezed lime juice (I used lemon juice) over the fish and serves.  
Friendly tips

Another way to prepare the stuffed fish is to bake it.  Place stuffed fish on a piece of banana leaf and wrap it up with aluminum foil.  Turn over the foil in between during baking.  Lastly open  the foil to bake  further 10 mins .  

1 comment:

  1. Christine, I love this stuffed fish! It is so appetizing :)