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Grilled Fish with Grated Coconut (Sambal Kelapa) Recipe

Grilled Fish with Grated Coconut (Sambal Kelapa) Recipe

Grilled Fish with Grated Coconut (Sambal Kelapa) Recipe

This is a healthy and delicious condiment to serve with flavoured rice dishes like Turmeric Rice with Spicy Gravy and Herb Salad, also known as nasi kerabu or Nasi Dagang.

Ingredients :

    • 1 whole fish, gutted and rinsed, patted dry
    • 2 shallots, finely minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 200 g (2 cups) Toasted Grated Coconut
    • 1 red finger-length chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced, to garnish

Method :

    1. Grill the fish over a low charcoal fire or under an oven broiler set to low for about 15 minutes or until the sides are cooked. When cool enough to handle, flake the flesh with a fork, remove and discard the bones. Set aside.
    2. Pound the shallots, pepper and fish flesh with a mortar and pestle. Add the sugar and salt, and pound until well combined.
    3. Combine the Toasted Grated Coconut with the fish mixture in a serving bowl. Garnish with the sliced red chillies and serve with Turmeric Rice with Spicy Gravy and Herb Salad.

Serves 2–4
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 25 mins

See also Malaysia Cooking “Fish in Soy Sauce (Ikan Masak Kicap) Recipe”