Many people are into fish head, the popular dish is Fish Head Gulai but this recipe is just as delicious but prepared without coconut milk. We are using snaper head, but salmon is very good too. Indeed we can replace the fish head with whole fish or fish fillet, whatever suit to your taste.
500 gr Fish head
15 Dried chilies soaked, add more fresh chilies if you like it hot.
2 cloves Garlic
6 cloves Shallots
2 slices Asam glugur ( this ingredient give a very sour taste, use vinegar as substitude)
3 Kincung ( Torch ginger bud. Refer to herbs and spices )
2 Daun Salam ( use bay leaf instead, if it is not available)
1 stalk Lemon grass, bruised
1 cm Fresh turmeric
2 cm Galangal, bruised
2 tbs Cooking oil
3 cup Water
Salt to taste
- Grind or put in a blender dried chilies, garlic, and fresh turmeric till smooth then sautee in a pan.
- When it is fragrant pour in the water, put the rest of the ingredients except the fish head and. bring it to boil for 10 minutes.
- Only then put the fish head in, once it is boiled, turn the heat down and leave it to simmer until the it is ready.