Asam Pedas is famous among the Malay community especially in Melaka, and liked by the people of the state as well as domestic and foreign tourists.
The main ingredient is either wolf herring, mackerel, red snapper or herring, while the additional ingredients are dried chilies, red onion, garlic, prawn paste, ginger, galangal, turmeric, lemon grass, ginger flower, kesum leaf, tamarind juice, and either slices of garcinia cambogia or kaffir lime leaf. The amount of all these ingredients is according to the amount of the dish.
Grind or pound finely the dried chilies, red onion, garlic, ginger, and prawn paste. Crush lightly the lemon grass and galangal while the ginger flower is divided into quarters. Fry the finely grounded mixture and galangal until aromatic and crispy then add in an adequate amount of tamarind juice. Next, add in the cleaned fish and lastly the lemon grass, ginger flower, kesum leaf, and either the garcinia cambogia or kaffir lime leaf.
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