Thursday, August 17, 2017 | INDONESIAN CULINARY |

Baked Fish | Bandeng


  • 1.5 kg Medium-size milkfish
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind liquid
  • 2 tablespoons Dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Banana leaves or foil for wrapping

How to:

  1. Wash fish and dry well with paper towel.
  2. Score the flesh diagonally on each side.
  3. Put onion, garlic, ginger, tamarind liquid, soy sauce, oil, sambal ulek, salt and turmeric into blender container, cover and blend until smooth.
  4. Rub blended mixture well into the fish on both sides and put remaining mixture inside body cavity.
  5. Put fish on 2 or 3 large pieces of banana leaves in a baking dish, sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves and fold banana leaves over to enclose the fish.
  6. Secure with bamboo skewers.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven for 35-40 minutes or until fish is cooked.
  8. Oven temperature should be 170oC-190oC.
  9. When ready to serve, the flesh will look milky white and flake easily when tested with a fork.
  10. Replace banana leaves after testing, lift fish on to a serving plate and open banana leaves at the table.
  11. Serve hot.
Filed in: Main Dishes