Yesterday, I was thinking of curry fish but too bad I didn’t have any suitable fish in the freezer that could be used for curry. Then, I remembered a friend gave me sardine curry sandwiches sometimes back and it struck on me to cook fish curry with canned sardines. So, if you don’t mind something weird, do give this a try. It is yummy…
This is one of the dishes I cooked on the 6th day of Chinese New Year for my friends. It is simple and delicious.
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Having grown up in Ayer Tawar, Sitiawan (Perak), where the majority of the Chinese in Manjung are Foo Chows or Hock Chews, our lifestyle, more or less has been influenced by the Foo Chows, no doubt I am from a Hokkien family. Foo Chow style sweet sour fish maw is a must during Chinese New Year and it is no doubt one of the best dishes we love. Initially, my hubby could not get used to the sweet sour dish. He used to be curious why most of the dishes in Manjung’s restaurants are sweet and sour; be it fish maw, sea cucumber, etc. After so many years, he has got used to it and in fact quite like the sweet sour fish maw. As far as I know, only the Foo Chow style fish maw is cooked sweet and sour. Do correct me if I am wrong.
What is fish maw?
Prawns symbolize happiness for Chinese especially when it is cooked during Chinese New Year. When pronounced in Cantonese, it is “haa” which of course sounds like laughter! So, let’s ha…ha…ha…ha… over this King of Soy Sauce Prawn which I adapted it from Nasi Lemak Lover. I cooked this yesterday; the 6th day of Chinese New Year when my good friends came to visit me.
I usually prefer to steam fish as it is healthier than deep fried fish. However, sometimes when we do crave for fried spicy fish, then I would use my HappyCall Pan to grill or pan fry the fish instead of deep frying. This way, it is not oily and healthier too.
Pan Fried Siakap with Sambal is very easy to prepare. You can use any fish you like such as mackerel, sardine, etc.
his is a simple pan fried salmon fish with fennel and coriander powder as I wanted to have a try with these 2 spices and see what it taste like. Well. frankly speaking, I think I still prefer Simple Pan Fried Salmom with Dried Basil. Overall, it is still not bad lah if served with some lemon juice, 🙂