Acar Fish / Achar Hu (Nyonya Cuisine)
Recipe provided by Baba's Wife Karen Chan.
- 1 fish cutlet (seasoned with salt)
- 2 tbsp of oil
- 20g fresh turmeric (sliced)
- 50g of ginger (cut into strips)
- 8-10 cloves garlic (sliced)
- 3-4 bird’s eye chillies
- 1 /2 cup of vinegar
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- Toasted sesame seeds to garnish
- Season the fish cutlet with salt and coat it with some oil
- Put the fish cutlet directly on the stainless-steel rack of Buffalo Pro Chef Plus. Select the "Fry" function on Buffalo Pro Chef Plus and set the timer to 15 minutes.
Step 3-4: How to prepare the acar
- Heat up some oil in the Happycall Flexpan. Put in sliced turmeric and sauté for about 1 minute. Next, put in ginger strips and sliced garlic. Cook gently over low heat for about 1 minute. Do not caramelise the ingredients. Next, put in some bird’s eye chillies. When the bird’s eye chillies become soft, put in 4 tbsp of sugar and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Leave it to simmer for 1 minute. Make sure all the ingredients in this step are not over cooked.
- Add some salt to taste, then turn off the heat and let it cool down.
- Acar should have a good balance of saltiness, sweetness, sourness and spiciness.
- Finally, remove the fish cutlet from the Buffalo Pro Chef Plus and pour the cooked acar over the fish and let it soak for about 1 hour.
- Sprinkle some sesame seeds over the fish and it is now ready to be served.
*This dish will taste even better if it is kept in the fridge overnight. Do not need to reheat the fish. It can be served chilled.
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