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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Salmon Otak-otak, ~another wonderful bloggers gathering ~


Here i would like to share with you the another bloggers gathering i attended during CNY. We had a potluck and BBQ party at Reese's place at the poolside. All of them i had met except Quay Po Cooks. I also learnt the salmon otak-otak from Quay Po cooks which is very yummy and my kids love it especially my little son Desmond.

~ See all these yummy foods from Wendy, Swee San, Reese, Quay Po, Tracie, Pei Lin and me (Please hop over to Quay Po Cooks blog to check more details and all their blog link).

blogger gathering

blogger gathering

~ I guess both of them Swee San and Wendy discussing how to get fire start faster, hehehe~

bloggers gathering

~ Quay Po is helping to start fire too ^^ ~

bloggers gathering

Here is the Salmon Otak-otak recipe that i learnt from Quay Po Cooks. But I changed a bit of her recipe because i could't find the betel leaves (i replaced with kaffir lime leaf) and galangal leaf ( i replaced with galangal "blue ginger").

Salmon Otak-otak


Salmon Otak-otak
(recipe source: adapted from Quay Po Cooks with minor changes)

500gm salmon fish fillets, cut into 12pcs

A) Blend into paste:-
5 pieces red chillies, seeds removed and sliced (don't remove seeds if prefer more spicy)
2 stalk lemongrass, finely sliced
1” of galangal, chopped
5 pcs candlenuts
1 small pc shrimp paste
4 cloves garlic sliced
5 shallots, finely sliced
1.5 “ fresh tumeric

B) Ingredients
100ml thick coconut milk
2 small eggs
8 pcs kaffir lime leaves, removed the spines and finely sliced
½ tsp ground white pepper
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2tsp fish sauce (not in original recipe)

C) Leaf use to assemble Otak Otak
20 pcs betel leaves (blanch in boil water and let dry) – I replaced with kaffir lime leaves 12pcs
12 pcs of 8 inches x 8 inches banana leaves, cleaned and soften (see Quaypocook’s video on how to soften the leaves)

1. Clean fish, remove skin and cut them accordingly.
2. Blend ingredients (A) . Then mix spice paste(A) with ingredients (B) till a thick paste.

To assemble Salmon Otak-otak
1. In each banana leaf, place 1 kaffic lime leaf.
2. Place 1pcs of salmon and spoon the paste enough to cover the piece of fish
3. Wrap and secure the folds by using staples or toothpick
4. Place the parcels on a steamer and steam appx 10-15mins or until fish is cooked.
5. Serve hot.

Today, Quay Po is inviting us to her house for a lunch, can't wait to taste all her yummy foods..

My son Desmond was so happy and made a high jump beside the poolside !


Happy Blogging and Happy weekend !!

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