Spicy Assam Tumeric Fish Soup

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Asam fish 1
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assam pedas fish
Assam Pedas

Ingredients
5 ikan kembong/selar (washed and set a side)
Fish head – cut into pieces
1 handful of daun kesom
4 asam keping – soaked in water
2 stalk lemongrass – bruised
1 inch galangal
1 cucumber – sliced into 2 inch thick
kangkong (optional)
pineapple – sliced into small pcs
1.5 lit water
salt, sugar to taste

Blended ingredients
8 red chillies
10 dried chillies – soaked in hot water till soft
5 chilli padi
3 cloves garlics
4 shallots
2 lemongrass
2 inch fresh turmeric
1 inch toasted belacan

Method
1) Pour water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add blended ingredients, lemongrass, galangal, asam keping, daun kesom, cucumber, pineapple and simmer over low heat for 20 mins. 2) Add in kangkong and simmer for 2 mins and season with salt and sugar. Taste accordingly.
3) Add ikan kembong and cook till fish is just cooked. Serve hot.

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