Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Spicy Jenahak (Silver Snapper, Pek Choe) Fish Head Curry Recipe

Silver Snapper or Jenahak flesh is not so sweet compared to Hong Choe (Red snapper) but it makes a good curry dish. I bought a large fish and cut out the meat to cook for the kids. I guess the best way to eat the head is to cook fish head curry with it! LOL!

Jenahak Fish head, 1pc
Curry powder, 3 tablespoons, add a little water to make a paste
Chilli paste, 2 tablespoons, add into the curry paste
Belachan, 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon, mix with the curry paste
Curry leaves, 3 sprigs
Shallots, 5 pcs, blended
Mustard Seeds, 1 teaspoon
Halba seeds, 1 teaspoon
Coconut milk, ½ cup
Salt to taste
Okra, 5 pcs
Long beans, 5 pcs, cut into 1 inch length
Assam Keping (Garcinia Atroviridis,
Sour type of fruit), 2 pcs

Heat up wok and put in around 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Sauté shallots until fragrant and add in the curry leaves, mustard seeds and halba seeds. Pour in the curry, turmeric and chilli paste mixture. Fry for a short while and add a little water. Put in the assam keping and belachan. Bring to a boil and add in the coconut milk. Put in the jenahak fish head and put a lid over the wok. Let the fish head simmer for a while. Add okra and long beans. Put in salt to taste. Serve with steamed rice or rotis.


suituapui said...

You really know your fish! I don't know most of the names...maybe a few common ones and the rest in Malay, not in English.

smallkucing said...

this one have a lot of small bones right? If not mistaken nice to be goreng. A friend love to eat this fish

Alice Law said...

Sound pretty easy... I mean the recipe! Hey, your kids can take spicy food, that's incredible!^-^

Have a great day!

penny aka jeroxie said...

I can hardly find fish head here! I should make some myself. so yummy!

Christine said...


RV said...

I love red snapper, never tried the silver one.. Looks yumm.

manglish said...

mmmmm....looked very shiok hahahaha

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Looks good...

[SK] said...

don't like fish head, but if fish itself then at least i have more meat to eat~~ :D

Bananazஇ said...

Love curry fish head more of 'drinking' the curry than eating the fish haha..oh *Rhinestone Cowboy* is your fav karaoke song eh..tQ for your one vote means alot to Bananaz. cool bro.

Suhaina said...

Nicely done Pete. I want it right now. I am feeling hungry.

cleffairy said...

Ohhhh! Curry fish head! I like! This one eat with rice and sambal belacan very nice!


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