Siomay is a popular Indonesian steamed dumpling dish that is typically filled with vegetables and meat. However, there are many variations of siomay, including one that is filled with salted fish or ikan asin. In this article, we will teach you how to make siomay ikan asin from scratch.
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s go over the ingredients you will need to make siomay ikan asin:
- 500 grams of ikan asin (salted fish)
- 250 grams of shrimp
- 200 grams of tapioca flour
- 1 egg
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 3 shallots
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 10 pieces of lettuce leaves
- 10 pieces of cabbage leaves
- 10 pieces of tofu
Now that you have all the ingredients, let’s start making siomay ikan asin:
Step 1: Soak the ikan asin
First, you need to soak the ikan asin in cold water for about 30 minutes. This will help remove some of the salt and soften the fish.
Step 2: Grind the ikan asin and shrimp
After soaking the ikan asin, drain the water and grind the fish and shrimp together in a food processor. Make sure it is finely ground.
Step 3: Mix the ingredients
In a large bowl, mix together the ground ikan asin and shrimp, tapioca flour, egg, garlic, shallots, salt, sugar, pepper, and vegetable oil. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
Step 4: Prepare the wrappers
To make the wrappers, cut the lettuce leaves and cabbage leaves into small squares. Cut the tofu into small cubes and set aside.
Step 5: Assemble the siomay
To assemble the siomay, take a spoonful of the mixture and wrap it with a square piece of lettuce or cabbage leaf. Top it with a cube of tofu.
Step 6: Steam the siomay
Place the siomay in a steamer and steam for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
Step 7: Serve and enjoy!
Once the siomay is cooked, remove from the steamer and serve hot with your favorite sauce. Enjoy your homemade siomay ikan asin!
Siomay ikan asin is a delicious and unique variation of the classic Indonesian dish. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can make this dish at home and impress your friends and family. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!