Ikan palumara is a traditional dish from the Minahasan people in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. This dish is made from fish cooked in a spicy sauce made from various spices and coconut milk. The taste is savory and spicy, making it perfect to be enjoyed with warm rice.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 kg of fish (preferably red snapper or grouper)
- 2 stalks of lemongrass, crushed
- 5 kaffir lime leaves
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 turmeric leaves, thinly sliced
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 500 ml of coconut milk
- Salt and sugar to taste
- Oil for frying
- Clean the fish and cut it into serving pieces. Rub the fish with lime juice and sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Fry the fish until golden brown on both sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, sauté the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, bay leaves, and turmeric leaves until fragrant.
- Add the diced tomato and cook until it becomes mushy.
- Pour in the coconut milk and stir until well combined. Bring to a simmer.
- Add the fried fish into the sauce and let it cook for 10-15 minutes.
- Season with salt and sugar to taste.
- Remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve hot with steamed rice.
This recipe serves 6 people and contains approximately:
- Calories: 450
- Protein: 42g
- Fat: 29g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 2g
Ikan palumara is a delicious dish that you can easily make at home. The combination of spices and coconut milk creates a rich and flavorful sauce that complements the fish perfectly. This dish is also healthy and provides a good source of protein. Give it a try and impress your family and friends with your cooking skills!