FooDcrazee cooks Seafood Lemak

A Malay friend of mine taught me how to cook this dish. Masak lemak in Malay literary means Cook in Cream and the Malays usually uses Coconut Milk to cook. Since we only have canned coconut cream, the taste will actually varies a little.

Ayam Brand Coconut Cream - will prefer fresh coconut milk if possible. My friend claim helikes this brand best. Personally I dont use them but since he claimed its the best, what the hell....just use lor..... ( lor is just an expression of words used mainly by Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese )

Here's the recipe ( for 10 person )

Oil - 200 ml or enough to sauteed all ingredient

Paste Ingredient

Shallot - 100 gm
Garlic - 30 gm
Galangas - 30 gm
Tumeric - 30 gm
Lemongrass - 50 gm
Chilli Red - 60 gm
Tamarind Rind ( assam keping )- 1 piece
Chilli Padi - 60 gm

Coconut Milk - 500 ml
Salt - 30 gm ( to taste )
Sugar - 30 gm ( to taste )
Fish or Seafood Stock - 300 ml ( or just water )


Prawn - 400 gm
Tenggiri Fish ( Mackerel / Spanish Mackerel )- 400 gm
Squid - 500 gm

Blend or minced all ingredient for paste. Sauteed them in oil till fragrant. Add in stock / water....bring to a boil. Lower heat and add in coconut mile, sugar and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, par boiled all seafood ingredient. Drained. Add into the simmering sauce and simmer for another 10 - 15 minutes or till all seafood are cooked. Garnish with quatered tomatoes, pieces of cut red and green chilli, sliced onion and some julienne kaffir lime leaves.

Superb with rice.

Ingredient for the above. Picture is without tamarind rind and tumeric.

End Product

Cheers !


Puspha said...

Super yummy. Ur pix look fabulous :)

fooDcrazEE said...

thanx pushpa...learnt from ur blog,

KampungboyCitygal said...

Eh? SOunds easy to me wor..Must cook it someday..Ur pic is making me hungry

Genevieve said...

mmm coconut cream. that sauce looks really good.

fooDcrazEE said...

kgboycitygal - ok lor..not really that easy....kinda hard to get the actual taste. careful not to boil the coconut cream - simmer only

genevieve - thans for dropping by...will read ur blog later and link ya...

rokh said...

good work! for me usually i buy the packet lemak low fat one..hehe..a girl gotta watch her diet ma

boo_licious said...

Sinfully yummy! If I use normal coconut milk i.e first squeeze, will that be ok?

MM said...

Duuuuude, I am so coming over for dinner! I love lemak anything, what more seafood! Yums! I like the Ayam brand too when I cannot get fresh coconut ... leh.

babe_kl said...

my foodie friend also recommended me ayam brand. he said don't have the coconut oil taste unlike other brands. i've never used one before so i can't comment but coming from him, i gotta trust him

fooDcrazEE said...

rachel...i'm watching my diet too, so laying off carb

boo - best with fresh coconut milk. not sure how much but i believe equivalent to the canned type.

MM - come come. 5 hrs drive for lemak - kinda far eh >

Babe...same here. Just believe them as they had tried before and after tasting them....kinda ok but lack the aroma of the frsh coconut milk

culinary said... delicious

fooDcrazEE said...

thanx Jingle....great tips u gave us...

Peony said...

y everything u cook r for 10 people ah ? you have a big family meh?

fooDcrazEE said...

popo - cook for kitchen friend also lar..but cannot always