Otak-otak

Indonesian Recipes

Mackerel/Tenggiri in Banana Leaf
By Erry Safri

1/2 kg minced fish (ikan giling)
2 egg whites
150 cc coconut milk (santan)
4 tbsp tapioca (kanji) Tani Brand
Banana leaf

SEASONING INGREDIENTS
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp peeper
1 tbsp sugar

COOKING
  1. Mixed minced fish, egg, coconut milk, and seasoning ingredients to a smooth paste.
  2. Add the tapioca and leaks.
  3. Wrap 1 tbsp dough in banana leaf.
  4. Preheat the oven to 250º F.
  5. Arrange the otak-otak into pan and cook.
TIME
Preparation takes about 15 minutes and cooking takes 20-25 minutes.

PEANUT SAUCE
100g minced peanut (skinned) or peanut butter
1 tbsp chili sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
250 cc warm water

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Did you know? 

Otak means brains in Indonesian and Malay, and the name of the dish is derived from the idea that the dish somewhat resembles brains, being gray, soft and almost squishy. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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