Resepi Sup Masam Manis Ikan Bawal

This is a very simple recipe I created during my confinement. I’ve said that is is simple and easy, a home cooked meal special for those in confinement. I might add that it is very healthy too. So let’s checkout the recipe.

1 Medium sized ikan bawal / pomfret – I used ikan bawal emas
4 Shallots finely sliced
2 Cloves of garlic bruised
1 inch of ginger sliced
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3 cardamom
2 star anise
1 stalk lamongrass bruised
5 pcs dried chinese dates
1 carrot sliced
1 stalk of celery sliced
1 tomatoes cut into 4 quarters
A bit of light soy sauce to replace the salt to taste
1 Tbsp of fish sauce
A bit of ground pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Water or fish stock as necessary

1. Heat the oil with medium heat in a wok or pot and sautee the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise, shallots, and garlic until fragrant
2. Add water or stock as needed to make sure it can cover the fish. Add ginger and lamongrass and bring to boil with high heat
3. When the soup starts to boil, add celery, carrots and the dried dates. Add a bit of soy sauce and fish sauce to taste
4. When the soup has boiled and carrot starts to soften, add the fish and tomatoes and cook it just enough until you see the eyeball dry up a bit. I cook mine for about 10 mins. You don’t want to overcook the fish or you will get a very dry flesh. Not so tasty!
5. Adjust the saltiness by adding more soy sauce and add ground pepper as desired.

You can also add some tumeric leaves or kaffir lime leaves to add a nice aroma to the soup. Enjoy! 🙂



6 thoughts on “Resepi Sup Masam Manis Ikan Bawal

  1. hello hot mama…Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks appetizing =)
    I prefer to slightly stir fry the ingredients and add less than half cup of water. Then pour the ingredients and a bit more water onto the fish, and steam them in about 10 minutes (depending on the size of the fish) using a steamer =) The flesh of the fish would be much tender and soft.

    • Dear, yours sounds good too! I blame hubby la. He keep all my steamer in a box, now malas to open up everything haha! Steam would be much nicer. If you can see my fish is actually half steam (top portion) coz I close the lid so it can cook faster haha!

  2. sweet sangat background blog ni sekarang 🙂

    pagi tadi aku tgk entry ni dkt google reader mula2 nampak mcm paha ayam.. i was like nette ni salah letak gambar ke apa.. ke boleh masak dengan ayam jugak.. bila tengok betul2 baru nampak ikan.. hahahah! my bb is too small.. looks yummy la nette.. kat mana nak beli chinese dates tu nette? aku x penah masak guna tu..

    • Haha! Pakai phone mmg la kecik sgt gambarnya! haha.. Aku blog pagi td while nursing Layla and waiting for Zara to wake up. WordPress for iPhone is quite easy to use.

      Chinese red dates tu ada jual kat dry condiments tesco or giant ada. Dlm paket kering sekali dgn rempah2 kering 😉 Kalau nak yg better version boleh beli kat kedai ubat cina hehe. Petua kasi kulit baby cantik, aku duk minum n makan ni time preggy. Now ada byk extra lg tu yg igt nak masukkan dlm cooking. Rasa masam2 manis sedap!

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