Fish cooked with tamarind

Pindang Ikan

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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

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This is good cold or hot, and it can be eaten as a main dish with rice or as a first course by itself.


  • 4 mackerel, cleaned, and with the heads removed
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp


Wash the mackerel with vinegar and rinse in cold water. Steam them for 20 minutes.

Slice the shallots and garlic, and fry in hot oil for 1 minute. Add the chilli, cayenne pepper, laos, soya sauce, tamarind and water. Add a pinch of salt, and taste. Pour this sauce over the fish in a deep sauc