Turmeric Pickled Fish (Acar Ikan)


  • 2 fillet fish. Snapper, or rock cod.
  • 1 tbsp lime juice.
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • Oil for frying.
  • 1tbsp turmeric base.
  • 400 ml water.
  • 2 tbsp vinegar.
  • 2 tbsp sugar.
  • 1 tbsp corn starch (dilute with a little bit of water).
  • 1 small carrot, sliced.
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced.
  • 4 cloves of shallots, sliced.
  • 2 jalapenos (or to taste, depending on your heat tolerance).
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish.

Marinade fish with lime juice and salt for 10 minutes.

Heat oil and sear fish both sides for about 1-2 min. Set aside.

In a pan, boil water, turmeric sauce, vinegar, sugar, and diluted corn starch. Add sliced carrot, cucumber, shallots, and jalapenos.

Add seared fish, cover for another 4-5 min until fish is fully cooked.

Plating: Plate the pickled vegetables first, place fish fillets on top, add more pickled veggies on top, and cilantro for garnish.

Serve 4-6 people.





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