June 24, 2010

Ultimate Fish Sauce

The Ultimate fish sauce

  • Fish ( Sockeye Salmon, cat fish, Trout, or whatever you fancy)
*Do not use frozen fish, it doesn't work as well.
  • 2 large red peppers
  • 1 scotch bonnet
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt 1tsp
  • Maggi (2cubes)
  • A pinch thyme
  • 1/2 ts spoon curry
  • Basil (3 sprigs)
* for those abroad, try Thai Basil. for my west Africa peeps; try African Blue Basil( it's not actually blue), I am not very sure what the local name is.:(
  • 50/50 palm oil and groundnut oil (1/2 cup)

  1. In a blender: combine pepper, scotch Bonnet & onion. Puree(be sure not to add lots of water, no water if possible)
  2. Set pot on high heat; add oil
  3. Add purred ingredients, add maggi, salt, curry and thyme
  4. Cover and simmer for 5mins
  5. Reduce heat to below medium (about 3)
  6. Add fish
  7. Cook for 30mins
  8. Taste for seasoning
  9. Finely chop basil, add to sauce
  10. Cover for another 5mins. serve on white rice.

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Anonymous said...

What can i say about this meal? Hmmmnnnn i am feeling hungry already and cant wait to try it out myself.
Adelola Sokoya

mrwiseone said...

hmm hm good!

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