Otak Otak (Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaf and pan seared) | How to make Otak Otak (Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaf and pan seared)

By Ishika Uppal  |  17th Sep 2017  |  
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Otak Otak (Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaf and pan seared)by Ishika Uppal
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    10

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    3

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About Otak Otak (Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaf and pan seared) Recipe

Otak Otak is a classic Malaccan prepration which is a medley of fresh aromatic herbs and exotic spices with fresh sea food and rich coconut milk.

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Otak Otak (Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaf and pan seared)

Ingredients to make Otak Otak (Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaf and pan seared)

  • banana leaves( cut into rectangle)
  • coconut oil to pan grill
  • 1 cup fish fillets
  • 2tbsp shrimp
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2-3 kaafir lime leaves
  • 2-3 basil leaves
  • 2 beetle leaves
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric root
  • 2-3 tbsp fried sliced onion
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 2tsp garlic powder
  • 2tsp red chilli flakes
  • salt to taste
  • 2tsp Sprig Malacca spice blend

How to make Otak Otak (Nyonya fish custard wrapped in banana leaf and pan seared)

  1. Prepare all the ingredients at work station
  2. Including spices
  3. Soak the banana leaf rectangles in hot water.
  4. Blend the fish and turmeric together to form a paste. Finely chop shrimps. Finely chop all the leaves.
  5. Now in a mixing bowl put all the ingredients and give a good mix.
  6. Take a banana leaf rectangle on the work station and put some mixture on the centre of the leaf.
  7. Fold the leaf from sides and secure with bamboo sticks.
  8. Keep the prepared pocket aside.
  9. The bamboo sticks can be used vertically or horizontally as preferred
  10. Now repeat the process with the remaining mix.
  11. In a grill pan pour some coconut oil.
  12. Now put the prepared pockets and let them sear
  13. Cook both the sides on medium heat
  14. Serve hot

My Tip:

Its prepared once the pocket turns stiff on pressing.

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