Blessing Friday with Kelatan Delight Nasi Kerabu and Solok Lada. This was my first attempt. Based on the recipe that I got from the net I made this for breakfast. My children don't really fancy this except for the solok lada which they love so much. For the sake of collecting and compiling our local specialties I made this. Sorry to say I can't find "bunga talang" a special flower that make the rice bluish, I used coloring and my rice turned out a bit dark in color. Overall, the sambal tumis, Coconut Fish and Solok Lada turned out perfectly well.
This Nasi Kerabu is normally served with Sambal Tumis, Grilled Beef/Chicken, Salted Eggs, Ulam (herbs) and Solok Lada, as such there are several steps to make this Nasi Kerabu. A bit tedious but worth having it for breakfast, it's very filling and definitely you will skip lunch. Some context on Nasi Kerabu from Wisegeek.comhttp://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-nasi-kerabu.htm
Nasi kerabu is a traditional Malaysian dish that is famous for its blue rice. In addition to the rice, this filling dish also contains fish, which is the base of the kerabu, or vegetable mixture. The other elements of typical nasi kerabu are the coconut-based sweet and salty sauce and the garnish, which includes vegetables and a variety of ingredients commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking.
The rice in a nasi kerabu is blue because it has been pre-cooked in the blue extract from the dried flowers of the Clitoria ternatea plant. These flowers, which are a strikingly vivid shade of blue, are also used to dye rice in other Malaysian dishes such as pulut tai tai and nonya chang. In a typical nasi kerabu recipe, a ratio of 1 cup (237 ml) of cooked rice to one medium fish is used.
Traditionally, the fish used for the kerabu is mackerel. In a typical recipe, the fish is grilled and flaked before being fried together with grated coconut and blended ginger and shallots. The resulting mixture then has sugar and salt added to it. Sometimes dried fish is used in place of fresh produce.In many nasi kerabu recipes, the base for the sauce is coconut milk. Other ingredients normally include shallots, dried chili and lemongrass. The milk is combined with these flavors and set on a stove to simmer, with salt and sugar being added to the sauce as it does so.
Ini memang bukan kerja mudah...renyah...dan banyak benda yang perlu dibuat. Saya buat ini pun secara kebetulan kerana malam semalam saya masak lemak daging salai belimbing buluh. Daging Salai adalah lebih puas memikir hendak buat apa dengan daging salai tu...tiba-tiba teringat Nasi Kerabu jadi saya masaklah sedikit. Tidak pernah membuatnya inilah kali pertama mencuba. Bahan kerabunya saya ambil yang basic sahaja, kobis, bunga kantan, daun kesum, kacang panjang dan daun limau. Semuanya basic-basic aje. Sambal tumisnya dan sedikit Solok Lada. Resipi Solok Lada saya ambil dari AlongRiz.
Anak-anak belum pandai makan Nasi Kerabu ini...tetapi solok lada..lesap cepat.
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