Otak Otak (Grilled Fish Pate in Banana Leaves)
Otak Otak (Grilled FIsh Pate in Banana Leaves)
2 shallot size onions
8 macadmia nuts
8 dried red finger length chillies soaked until soft
2 Tablespoons ground coriander
1 Tablespoon dried prawn paste, dry roasted
3 slices galangal root
2 stalks lemongrass, tender part only
3 kaffir lime leaves, thinly sliced
6 laksa leaves or mint thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar substitute
3 eggs, cracked and beaten
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
200 mL coconut cream
10 banana leaves
750g macakrel fish deboned
Grind all spice ingredients together until fine. Mix with lime & laksa/mint leaves, salt and sugar substitute.
Grind fish meat in a food processor until a coarse paste. Remove and transfer to a bowl. Add eggs, oil, and spices. Stir with spoon. Slowly mix in coconut cream.
Blanch banana leaves in boiling water and remove. Place 3 Tablespoons of fish mixture into each leave and spread it 1/4 inch thick. Fold edges over filling and secure with toothpick. Weave toothpick like sewiing fabric to secure packet.
Cook under broiler or hot charcoal fire for 8-10 minutes. turning once. Serve hot and let diner unwrap.
Calories 347, Fat 29 grams, Fat 29 grams, Protein 17 grams, Carbs 5 grams, Fiber 1 grams