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Indonesian Fried Fish with Sauce – Jakarta style

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 1/4 hr
  • Cook time
    › 20 min
  • Serves
    › 4

Ingredients

 1 large or 4 small red snappers

 Oil for deep frying

 

For the marinade

 2tbsp lime juice or 2 tbsp tamarind water

 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric

 1⁄2 tsp chilli powder

 salt to taste

 

For the sauce

 10-12 thai shallots

 20g macadamia nuts

 2 tsp chopped ginger

 1tsp chopped galangal

 3tbsp groundnut oil or sunflower oil

 3 large fresh red chillies deseeded and sliced thinly on the diagonal

 3 large green chillies deseeded and sliced thinly on the diagonal

 2 stalks lemongrass inner soft parts thinly sliced on the diagonal

 350ml hot water

 1tsp palm sugar

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