Recipe for Pempek Fish Selar with Red Tauco Sauce, Makes Meals Crazy

Processed Pempek typical of the city of Palembang is already familiar. Besides being delicious and savory, pempek is made with a mixture of sago and mackerel as the basic ingredients. However, even though there is no mackerel, we can use other fish alternatives, such as selar fish or commonly called ciu fish.

Curious how to make it? Follow the following recipe so that your selar fish pempek is successfully made.

1. Prepare the ingredients needed for cooking

Recipe for Pempek Fish Selar with Red Tauco Sauce, Makes Meals Crazy selar fish illustration (instagram.com/rumahikanlautsegar)

Pempek Ingredients:

  • 250 grams of fish meat
  • 250 grams of sago
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 200 ml ice water
  • Salt to taste
  • Use enough
  • Adequate flavoring

Tauco red sauce ingredients:

  • 5 pieces of red chili
  • 4 pieces of red chili
  • 2 tablespoons of jackfruit tacos
  • enough orange juice
  • Sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 150 ml boiled water

2. Wash the selar fish, then take only the meat

Recipe for Pempek Fish Selar with Red Tauco Sauce, Makes Meals Crazy illustration of a cleaned trout (instagram.com/Antarikan)

Selar fish is rich in benefits for health, especially for eye health because it contains vitamin A. So many people like various processed foods with the basic ingredients of selar fish. Clean the fish, then separate the bones and meat. To make pempek, you only need to take part of the meat, okay?

To get the quality of selar fish that is still fresh, you can buy it directly from the fish market caught by fishermen or it is easier to buy it at the nearest supermarket.

3. Prepare a container for making pempek dough

Recipe for Pempek Fish Selar with Red Tauco Sauce, Makes Meals Crazy illustration of mashed fish meat (instagram.com/Filia.yang)

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To make it easier, puree the selar fish meat using a food processor. Grind until the meat is really smooth. Use a large enough container to make pempek dough. Put it in a bowl of mashed fish meat and add finely chopped garlic. Mix well.

Add boiled water little by little while kneading until smooth. Add sago, salt, sugar, and seasoning to taste. Continue to stir until evenly mixed. Don’t add water after the sago is added to the dough, OK?

4. Shape the pempek dough into an oval shape or according to taste

Recipe for Pempek Fish Selar with Red Tauco Sauce, Makes Meals Crazy pempek illustration already printed (instagram.com/ailiehoalie)

Pempek dough is ready to be formed. Prepare a cutting board in advance to print it. Sprinkle a little sago so that the dough does not stick when printed later, including the hands are also covered with flour.

Print pempek in an oval or flat shape. At this stage, you can create the shape of pempek that you like.

5. Boil the selar fish pempek with hot water

Recipe for Pempek Fish Selar with Red Tauco Sauce, Makes Meals Crazy illustration of ripe pempek (instagram.com/Yuli.Pricillia)

Prepare a pot that has been filled with water. Add more water so that the pempek can be cooked perfectly. Wait until the water boils. After all the pempek is printed, now you boil the pempek until it is cooked. Signs of ripe pempek will float, remove and drain.

6. How to make red tauco sauce

Recipe for Pempek Fish Selar with Red Tauco Sauce, Makes Meals Crazy red tauco sauce illustration (instagram.com/yulichia88)

So that the sauce does not go stale easily, first boil the cayenne pepper. Then, blend all the ingredients, such as the boiled chilies and garlic. Add sugar, lime juice, boiled water, and flavorings. Because the tauco is already salty, you should just add a little salt.

Stir until smooth and adjust the taste. If it’s just right, the red tauco sauce is ready to be used as a dip with the selar fish pempek.

Pempek selar fish can be used as an alternative when mackerel is not available. How to make it even easier. Besides being delicious, selar fish is easily available in the market and also includes fresh fish that is not fishy. Good luck at home, yes!

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