Mangut Ikan Asap

One of my favourite food from my mother’s cooking. I thought there’s no way I could make it but couple of months ago my host mother bought a big smoked mackerel fish which in Dutch they call “gerookte makreel” Surprisingly here people it in for lunch in their bread with some mayonaisse. Some sort of fish (tuna) salad. So I thought AHA idea….this fish is smoked which mean it has the distinctive smell that I need for mangut dish. So I bought one the other day. Made it and enjoyed it with a friend hmmmmmmm serasa makan dirumah 😀

– 1 smoked mackerel (gerookte mackreel) approx 250-300gr
– 1 red chili
– 1 green chili
– 3 shallots (I used big french shallots, if you are using small Asian ones do add more say until approx 65 gr)
– 4 garlic
– 2 bird’s eye chili or according to your taste bud
– 2 cm galangal smashed
– 1 tsp salt
– 100 ml coconut milk
– 400 ml water

– Cut the smoked mackerel as you like but not too small otherwise it would be smashed when you cook it.
– Slice all the spices except galangal
– Fry all the spices in little bit of oil until fragran, add salt and galangal.
– Meanwhile boil the water and coconut milk together in a pan.
– When it’s boiled add the fried spices and fish.
– Let it stand for approx 15 – 30 minutes until the water has evaporate a little bit.
– Serve warm with white rice.

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