Steamed Fish Roe
(Pepes Telor Ikan)

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound fish roe (sea bass, mackerel, etc.)
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 green semihot chilies, sliced thin
  • 3 kemiri nuts, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind, dissolved in 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 salam leaf, broken into several pieces
  • 2 pieces of laos
  • teaspoon shrimp (sauce) paste
  • Two 12-inch squares of banana leaves
Instructions:
  • Mix all tlhe ingredients together.
  • Divide the mixture in half. Place one half on one of the leaf squares, roll it up and seal the ends to form a sausage shape. Do the same with the other half.
  • Steam the packages over hot water in a Chinese-style steamer for thirty minutes. Unroll the leaf, and serve hot.

Make 6 servings, with other dishes.

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