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Kumquat Salsa Asian Style

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Beautiful bright orange with soft even tone, smooth firm skin that looks so promisingly juicy and sweet inside. These fruit has always intrigued me since the first time I found it. But how do I eat it? I tried peeling that firm oval skin once, only to find a slippery pulp inside. Maybe I should squeeze it, I wondered. Hey, nothing comes out. Only later after a thorough search on the internet, I understand that one should eat kumquat whole – skin, pulp and seeds.

Having been familiarized with unique flavours of kumquat, I toyed with many ideas how to make this an interesting dish. It has interesting flavours after all. One day I put them in my hot ginger tea with honey. The flavours is just beautiful. I love it. This would go great with pan fried fish steak. Hmmmm…. Mike’s gonna love it for his lunch today.


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Lucky me, the kitchen had some fresh fillet of weaver fish. Perfect! Can hardly wait to experiment with new menu. I went straight to work on the kumquat salsa. Then marinate the fish. By 1pm lunch is served. Just beautiful as I had in mind. The kumquat salsa complements the pan-fried fish fillet perfectly……



Pan Fried Weaver Fish
just marinate in salt, pepper & lemon. Leave about 1 hour.
Quickly pan fried in olive oil or butter until it turns nice brownish color. Ready to serve with the salsa


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Then I saw some recipes of candied kumquat (will make that next week), kumquat cheesecake – sounds interesting, must try soon – lamb tagine with kumquat (instead of that bitter taste dried lemon) – a definite YES!

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Grilled Fish ala Jimbaran Bali

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One of our favorite dish that we always have whenever we visit Bali. It’s probably the combination of beautiful ambience overlooking a beautiful beach stretched far into the horizon, toes burried in the white sand, fresh coconut juice off the shells and everything else that makes the grilled fish in this Jimbaran Beach  taste beautifully sweet and succulent.

The recipe is modified from Business Bali online. A pretty good recipe, although we can tell there’s a subtle flavour that’s missing. Probably those coconut shell charcoal grill taste. Very possible. I subs red snapper with grouper fish, which is more common here.  *in case you forget, we live in a middle of a grassland  😛 *

 

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IKAN BAKAR ala JIMBARAN
(Grilled Fish ala Jimbaran Bali)

Ingredients:
*  3 tbs toasted coriander seeds
*  1 tsp tamarind paste
*  5 cloves of garlic
*  5 pcs shallots
*  3 pcs red chillies peper
*  5 pcs candlenuts
*  3 cm fresh galangal
*  salt, pepper, bit of sugar
~ mix all this ingredients into a smooth paste

For gilling sauce:
*  4 tbs sweet soy sauce
*  2 tbs cooking oil
*  2 tbs melted butter

Cooking Directions:
1.) Stir fry the smooth paste until fragrant and cooked enough.
     Add 75 ml of water. Marinate the fish in this sauce.
     Leave for a couple of hours or overnight
2.) Prepare hot grill, cook the fish while brushing it
     with the grilling sauce.
3.) Serve with warm steamed rice.

 

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