I've just read a comment from my dear long lost friend (ahakz), Elyda, asking for recipes. Maybe she wants to learn how to cook for her hubby... And this recipe is also dedicated to my dearest girlfriend, Dyan a.k.a Mrs. Munif.
Asam Pedas Ikan
1/2 onion, 4 shallots, 5cm ginger, 4 cili padi; blended together
1 cup of tarmarind juice (air asam jawa)
1 teaspoon shrimp paste (belacan)
2 tablespoon turmeric powder (tepung kunyit)
3 pieces of asam keping (optional)
2-3 cups of water
Sugar and salt to taste
1 whole fish cut into pieces (any fish, i always use ikan tenggiri)
Saute the blended items and shrimp paste til brown and fragrant. Add turmeric paste, water and tarmarind juice and asam keping. Wait until it boils, then season it to taste. Lastly, add the fish and wait until it cooks. Don't over cook the fish. You can even add daun limau purut to make it more fragrant and appetizing.
I'll post a photo when I cook this recipe next time.