tasty little fishes😀
How's your holidays😉 I really hope that you are all enjoying it and ready to share what you got on christmas😉 it's always nice to see foods on the table from all around the world💖.
It was raining last Monday night, so as something familiar to my neighborhood to see many children and adults hanging around the big ditch across the street😁 they are pulling the nets and catch the fishes. I never thought that My FIL would bought that small fishes😱, but when I woke up on tuesday morning and checking in the kitchen, I saw the plastic bucket covered with plate near the sink and wondering what's that?
tadaaaa 😢 I almost crying. That's half kilogram of mosquitofish and it needs to be clean up😰
I have no choice😀 I know my hubby isn't really likes to eat this fish no matter how I cook it. He will eats few just to encourage me😀. I asked My FIL, how would he liked it to be cook? Could he chewed it?
Lucky that I don't have to cook something on that day😄 My SIL sent some food for our lunch. Still.. I need to clean up the fishes😈 and I did it for an hour and half😢.
Mosquitofish aka gambusia aka ikan cere is a famous fish in South East Tangerang. Even My FIL and My SIL would love to have lunch with this fish as menu on a spesific restaurant which serves anything with this fish😂, I escaped from them many times because I'm good with stinky bean and anchovies😁. If you wonder about mosquitofish, read this.
fact: this fish can reproduce even when it already dead😯 and considering as noxious pest in Australia
Okay😆 what did you do with that fish, cici?
On Wednesday, I took it out from the freezer, let it defrost by soaking the container in water for an hour😆. My hubby wants it crispy fried fish, My FIL wants it not crispy at all😅. Since I have a lot, so I fried 100 grams till crispy for my hubby. Then I chosen only the male mosquitofish (it has smaller size then the female) about 100 grams too, mixed with an egg and slice 2 shallots, add salt and pepper, I fry it too.
I still have another 50 grams (I kept 250 grams more in the freezer😆) and I'll try to make pepes or pais with my homemade asam sunti aka sun-dried bilimbi, one of the signature ingredient for the Achenese😊.
you don't need tomato or lemon juice to get the fresh or sour taste😊 this is made from bilimbi/averrhoa bilimbi
Mix this super sour thing with shallot, garlic, turmeric, ginger and red peppers to the taste with food processor or mortar, add a tsp corriander powder too. Add the ingredient to the fish and mux it well. Prepare the banana leaf, wrap in with it and steam it for 20-25 minutes.
aahh.. don't forget to add 30 ml cooking oil in the fish mixture, you can add kaffir lime leaf or basil too before you wrap it up
I have this pepes all for myself😊 it's delicious eventhough it's not as super delicious as my mother's pais😀. Hot rice with this hot and spicy steamed fish means Food Coma😩
My hubby bought sweet potatoes and he asked me to bake it with cheese and feemented cassava😀
That's the desert or our afternoon coffee companion😆 no football matches on TV, but watching the news before diner time. Yeaap... we eat desert before our diner😁😀.
Happy Friday and Happy Holidays everyone👍👐
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